SC directs Rajasthan govt to stop illegal mining within 48 hours

New Delhi, Oct 23: 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.