Jaipur: After replenishment study of 19 sand mine leases in Banas River received a nod from the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF), the state government is expecting to get relief from Supr

Rajasthan MP from Kota Om Birla has demanded the interlinking of rivers in eastern Rajasthan as one of the measures to deal with the severe water crisis in the desert state.

The Rajasthan high court on Thursday issued notices to the state government over illegal gravel (bajari) mining on the Banas river in Tonk district on Thursday.

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan government is heavily promoting Narendra Modi's pet project of linking rivers, as it seeks to address the desert state's drinking water and irrigation requirements.

The Rajasthan government is awaiting for a copy of the order issued by National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposing ban on sand mining before taking a final call on the issue.

While the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has banned mining of sand from river beds across the country without an environmental clearance, Rajasthan is one of the states where all the norms related t

JAIPUR: The state government will start a drive from June 3 against illegal sand mining in the catchment area of Banas river.

Court Asks Govt To Comply With Supreme Court Guidelines While Allowing Gravel Mining

Jaipur: The Jaipur bench of the Rajasthan High Court on Tuesday gave conditional sanction to sand mining from Banas river. The court asked the state government to comply with the Supreme Court guidelines while allowing mining of sand from the river.

The Supreme Court today asked the Jaipur Metro Development Authority to seek permission from the Ministry of Environment and Forests for carrying out sand mining from river bed for its metro rail project.

A special forest bench of justices K S Radhakrishnan and C K Prasad said the MoEF shall consider within 10 days any application moved by the metro corporation for excavating sand from the river bed. The apex court passed the direction after Attorney General G E Vahanvati told the bench that the project development had been adversely affected after the Rajasthan High Court recently restrained any type of mining activities from Banas river.

The Jaipur Metro Project on Monday rushed to the Supreme Court complaining that its construction work was badly hit by an order of the Rajasthan High Court extending the SC's ban on mining in Aravalli hill range to extraction of sand from Banas river bed.

Appearing for the metro project, scheduled to be completed by June 2013, attorney general G E Vahanvati informed a bench of Justices K S Radhakrishnan and C K Prasad that there never was a ban on extraction of sand from the river bed.