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After high drama for more than two weeks, Srikakulam assistant geologist and vigilance officer of Mines and Geology Department R Pratap Reddy rejoined duty in Srikakulam on Monday.
The Public Works Department appears to be violating government norms in mining sand from the Kosasthalaiyar river bed.
However, Express found that nearly half of the 14-acre mining site was covered in shrubbery and has only clay soil at the top.
Deocha Pachami Dewanganj Harisingha has reserves of 2,102 million tonnes of coal and is spread across 21 villages in Birbhum district.
The explosion at the site, which is under construction, killed 11 people and injured nine on Tuesday morning.
The minister said that there are 150 notified sand reaches in the state and that 54 check posts have been established to prevent illegal transport of sand.
The order for closure had come in the wake of a Central Government order stating that no mining or any other activity can be allowed within 10 kilometres of the boundary of a protected area.
A committee of the Ministry of Environment and Forests has given a go-ahead for limestone mining by a private company near Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, the only abode of the Asiatic Lion in the world.
The mine project is being undertaken in Lhunze county under Chinese control adjacent to the Indian border, the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported.
Earlier, the state police had reimbursed Rs13 lakh which the family spent for the treatment expense in two phases.
As part of its celebrations, OMC honoured Prof Dhanush Dhari Mishra, former director of Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad.
Raghunathpur Police on Sunday cracked down on an illegal sand extraction racket at Tarapur ghat and arrested two persons.
Despite being slapped with hefty penalties for illegal mining, the contracting agencies of the Vamsadhara project continue to mine the area for metal and gravel sans requisite permits.
The five-decade-old mining industry in Goa plunged into uncertainty after the SC ban came into effect on March 16.
Cop had gone to gather intel after tip-off about illegal sand mining in Parapadi.