India: Sagar Cements ordered to stop mining in Sulthanpur forest

India: Sagar Cements ordered to stop mining in Sulthanpur forest
Published: 10 May 2016


Sagar Cements have been ordered by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to cease mining activity in Sulthanpur forest in Telangana following a complaint that the company was encroaching on forest land.

According to reports in the Hindu, Sagar have been accused of illegally mining in the forest reserve. The Director of Mines and Geology has asked the firm to cease activity in the reserve area.

The NGT has asked the director to submit an action taken report during the next hearing slated for July 5 2016.