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SC bans mining along Kaziranga National Park, asks Assam DGP to implement order

The Supreme Court has banned all mining activities along the Kaziranga National Park and catchment area of rivers originating in Karbi Anglong Hills in Assam. A bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta issued a notice to the Assam government and sought its reply within three weeks. We order that all kinds of mining and related activities along the aforesaid Kaziranga National Park area and in the entire catchment area of rivers/streams and rivulets originating in Karbi Anglong Hill ranges and flowing into the Kaziranga National Park, including Tiger Reserve are restrained. No new construction shall be permitted on private lands which form part of the nine identified animal corridors, the bench said. The apex court also directed the Director General of Police, Assam and the concerned Superintendent of Police to ensure that no illegal mining takes place in the aforesaid area and no transportation of illegally mined material happens from Karbi Anglong Hills. It also ...

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