India, Oct. 21 -- Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal through the week

Reclamation of mines in Goa

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on October 15, 2019 slapped a fine of Rs 5 lakhs on Goa government for the "absolute laxity and indifference" shown towards illegal mining and the failure on the part of the mining agency and the state in closing the mined out areas scientifically.

A joint report which was filed by the deputy collector/sub-divisional magistrate and the Directorate of Mines and Geology on April 3, 2019, lacked any mention of the steps taken to scientifically close the mines or of the coercive measure taken against illegal mining. ...