CUTTACK: The Nationwide Inexperienced Tribunal (NGT) has constituted a committee to probe into allegations of unlawful extraction of sand by utilizing excavators from Subarnarekha river mattress at Benapur underneath Basta tehsil of Balasore district.
The NGT’s east zone bench in Kolkata fashioned the four-member committee on Wednesday comprising Balasore collector, Member Secretary of State Setting Affect Evaluation Authority (SEIAA), senior scientist of Odisha State Air pollution Management Board and mining officer of Baripada circle.
The bench of B Amit Sthalekar (Judicial Member) and Saibal Dasgupta (Knowledgeable Member) mentioned, “The committee shall submit its report with regard to the unlawful sand mining in Subarnarekha river, Balasore in addition to division of river and building of sand bars / bonds / diversion or street within the river and different violations as alleged within the software”.
“The committee shall additionally decide if mining is being carried out in extra of the mining plan/space and loss to the State income thereby and compute the identical accordingly, together with the associated fee/damages to the atmosphere”, the bench mentioned.
Whereas posting the matter for listening to on July 6, the bench directed the committee to submit its report positively inside 4 weeks or earlier than that date. Saral Kumar Parida, a resident of Basta, had filed the applying.