SC Bans Mining In Kaziranga National Park, Directs Assam Police To Take Action

The Supreme Court further directed the Director General of Assam Police to ensure that no mining activity takes place in the catchment area of the streams/rivers originating in the Karbi Anglong Hill ranges
The Supreme Court further directed the Director General of Assam Police to ensure that no mining activity takes place in the catchment area of the streams/rivers originating in the Karbi Anglong Hill ranges
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Guwahati, April 13, 2019

The Supreme Court ordered a ban on mining and construction activities in Kaziranga National Park and animal corridors.

Based on the recommendations of the Central Empowered Committee (CEC) in its report, the bench of Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Deepak Gupta ordered the ban on the mining activities were banned along the southern boundary of the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve.

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The court also sought a response from the head of the Karbi Anglong Hills Council Area on the CEC report. The Supreme Court further directed the Director General of Assam Police to ensure that no mining activity takes place in the catchment area of the streams/rivers originating in the Karbi Anglong Hill ranges.

The court also directed the Assam Police to ensure that no transportation of illegally mined material from Karbi Anglong Hill took place.

The CEC report came in the wake of alleged large-scale illegal mining and stone crushing activities within the elephant corridor connecting the Kaziranga National Park and Karbi Anglong Hills.

The CEC report came in the wake of alleged large-scale illegal mining and stone crushing activities within the elephant corridor connecting the Kaziranga National Park and Karbi Anglong Hills.