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Posts published in “Day: January 5, 2019”

NGT asks Meghalaya to pay Rs 100 crore

Govt rapped for illegal mining HP NEWS SERVICE Shillong, Jan 4: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today directed the Meghalaya government to deposit Rs 100 crore with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) after it was found that illegal coal mining was on in the State despite the coal mining ban. The order came after the tribunal went through a 50-page interim report submitted by a committee constituted by it. The NGT committee is headed by former judge of Gauhati High Court, Justice B P Katakey with representatives from Central Pollution Control Board and Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. “The…