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Pat on the back to the Supreme Court of India on taking the decision to ban all mining activity in the Aravali hills areas of Faridabad and Gurgaon districts in Haryana.

“The apex court said ecological degradation is so serious that it cannot permit even the smallest mining activity in the region.”
According to the report, mine lease holders were violating license conditions, causing massive drop in groundwater levels, leading to severe drinking water shortage in the villages. They had not filled up abandoned mine pits, nor taken any steps for afforestation.Read more here. 
We now need the state government and local authorities to ensure that the Supreme Court order is implemented strictly. Else it would give rise to illegal mining activities.
 
It is good to know that the Supreme Court has taken a tough stand against mining in Haryana. They should also look at mining practices in other locations especially Goa, where environmentalists believe the situation is grim. (http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=15351)

Pat on the back to the Supreme Court of India on taking the decision to ban all mining activity in the Aravali hills areas of Faridabad and Gurgaon districts in Haryana.

“The apex court said ecological degradation is so serious that it cannot permit even the smallest mining activity in the region.”

According to the report, mine lease holders were violating license conditions, causing massive drop in groundwater levels, leading to severe drinking water shortage in the villages. They had not filled up abandoned mine pits, nor taken any steps for afforestation.Read more here

We now need the state government and local authorities to ensure that the Supreme Court order is implemented strictly. Else it would give rise to illegal mining activities. 

It is good to know that the Supreme Court has taken a tough stand against mining in Haryana. They should also look at mining practices in other locations especially Goa, where environmentalists believe the situation is grim. Read more of the news item at (http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=15351)

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