Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal mining in Narmada river, Sehore district, Madhya Pradesh, 17/08/2021

  • 17/08/2021

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sainik Food Pvt. Ltd. Vs State of Madhya Pradesh & Others dated 17/08/2021.

The matter related to illegal mining activities going on in water channels/submerged area of Narmada river in gram Chipaner, district Sehore, Madhya Pradesh. Heavy machines and suction pumps are being used causing salinity intrusion into the rivers, damaging riverine ecoystems and severely affecting the ecological equilibrium of the river.

The NGT directed that it was the responsibility of the Collector of the District, Sehore to have proper surveillance and control on the illegal mining and the Collector concerned have been directed to monitor and ensure that there should not be any illegal mining and incase it is found that anyone or vehicle is involved in illegal mining, the vehicle must be seized in accordance with law.