SC directs Rajasthan government to stop illegal mining in Aravalli hills within 48 hours

PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 23, 2018, 02.06 PM(IST)

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A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said it was compelled to pass this order because Rajasthan has taken the issue "very lightly". 

The Supreme Court Tuesday directed the Rajasthan government to stop illegal mining in a 115.34-hectare area in Aravalli hills within 48 hours.

A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said it was compelled to pass this order because Rajasthan has taken the issue “very lightly”.

The apex court also referred to a central empowered committee report that 31 hills or hillocks have vanished in the state’s Aravalli area.

The court was hearing a matter related to illegal mining activities in Aravalli hills.