Sand Mining

TNIE impact: NGT panel to probe illegal sand mining on Cooum river bank

The Southern Bench of the National Green Tribunal on Wednesday constituted a committee to look into the illegal sand mining from the Cooum river close to the Marina in Chennai.

published on : 16th September 2021

Save our rivers from sand mafia

Historically, illegal and unscientific sand mining have taken a toll on rivers and the ecosystem around them. Sand mafias have continued to thrive under political patronage.

published on : 11th September 2021

Now, MNM flags illegal sand mining from Cooum river

Mentioning the TNIE exposé, the statement said, “The biggest concern is that this sea sand is not suitable for construction, and experts have said buildings constructed with it would collapse.

published on : 10th September 2021

Illegal sand mining on Cooum: PWD to submit report soon

Meanwhile, Sandeep Saxena, Additional Chief Secretary to the State Government, Public Works Department, remained unavailable for a comment.

published on : 8th September 2021

TNIE Exclusive: Cooum sand mined illegally in the heart of Chennai

According to private directories, the registration numbers of a few others were those of motorbikes.

published on : 7th September 2021

Sand policy to govern sustainable mining in Odisha

The Odisha government on Thursday notified the Odisha Sand Policy - 2021 to promote scientific and sustainable mining of the minor mineral in the State.

published on : 4th September 2021

Sealed godowns in TN lose beach sand minerals after series of thefts over last four years

As many as 30 godowns stocked with 4,55,245 tonne of beach minerals and 3,12,314 tonne non-processed raw beach sand had been sealed in 2017. 

published on : 23rd August 2021

Special drive against illegal sand mining

Apart from targeting the riverbeds in the district, the mafia were reportedly extracting sand illegally from Balighai on the Puri-Konark marine drive road, said sources.

published on : 10th August 2021

Odisha government working on new sand policy to curb mafia menace

The State has a minor mineral policy but the first such sand policy looks to put in place DSR for assessment in each district and map demand-supply trend by the competent authority.

published on : 2nd August 2021

Illegal sand mining: 35 cops including two IPS officers suspended in Bihar

Along with the cops, three officers of the Mining Department and three officers of the Transport Department are also suspended.

published on : 30th July 2021

Illegal sand mining: National Green Tribunal pulls up panel for ‘shoddy’ report

The tribunal asked the committee as to why it had not taken the help of satellite images to understand the extent of mining and instead declared there was no mining because of floods in Subarnarekha.

published on : 11th July 2021

Rampant sand mining lifts away peace of farmers in Odisha

Residents of Arapata revenue village, which comprises over 1,000 families, are now alleging the tehsildar of conniving with the illegal sand mafia and depriving them of their due entitlements.

published on : 7th June 2021

Greens fret over works on MP DK Suresh’s property near Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary

Wildlife movement is getting hampered but since it belongs to a leader on private area, we are helpless.

published on : 2nd June 2021

Admin crack down on sand mafia, 28 held in 1 week

Sixteen other drivers were held in similar operations during last week while vehicle owners had to cough up fine for the illegal activity.

published on : 11th May 2021

Sand mining a cause for worry in Bhadrachalam

As many as six people have died in the last 49 days while passing the Godavari river in Bhadrachalam.

published on : 9th May 2021
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