A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed all concerned officers of Haryana and UP, head of the Irrigation Department, Zeology and Mining, member secretary of pollution control board and police to appear before it on February 5 and apprise it about the actual status of mining.
It also asked Environment Ministry to inform it about the quantum of illegal mining being carried out and its impact on ecology and environment of the river bed.
"Are there temporarily and/or privately made bridges after Greater NOIDA but before Mathura on Yamuna? If the answer is affirmative under whose permission and who has built it and the reason therefor?
"Were any JCBs seized by the state of Uttar Pradesh or Haryana or by any other Authority? The names and particulars of parties who have indulged in illegal mining, building of unit(s) using of JCBs and heavy machinery for mining. What is the age of bridge," the bench asked the Ministry.

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