Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding EC for sand mining, Diya Upahar village, Kaushambi district, Uttar Pradesh, 01/07/2022

  • 01/07/2022

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dileep Singh Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 01/07/2022.

The applicant has filed the present application seeking setting aside/quashing of the impugned Environmental Clearance, March 31, 2018 issued in respect of sand ghat/ mine located at khand No. 11/15 and 11/16 at village Diya Upahar, tehsil, Manjhanpur, district Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh for an area measuring 24.28 hectares.

Main contention of the applicant is that grant of EC without EIA, EMP and replenishment study is not permissible in view of judgment of the Supreme Court in Deepak Kumar Vs. State of Haryana & Others.

The NGT, July 1, 2022 noted that neither any replenishment study has been undertaken till date nor any EIA and EMP have been submitted nor other requirements, in terms of judgment of the Supreme Court and the guidelines, including public consultation, complied.

The NGT directed the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), Uttar Pradesh to revisit the EC and related issues as per law, including the SSMG-2016 and EMGSM-2020, within two months.