​Supreme Court Orders against Illegal Mining in Tiger Reserve

On 15th May, 2024, the Supreme Court (SC) ordered the Rajasthan government to shutter 68 mines operating within a 1-kilometre periphery of the critical tiger habitat (CTH) of the Sariska reserve.

  • The order issued by the SC is the latest of many attempts by the country’s top court since the 1990s to halt the mining of marble, dolomite, and limestone in Sariska in violation of laws.
  • Both the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and Environment Protection Act, 1986 prohibit quarrying in and around a tiger reserve.

Orders Passed by Supreme Court

  • Relocation: The SC observed that whatever activity was getting carried out at ....
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