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Jaipur: The real estate industry and civic body officials in the state are anxiously waiting for Supreme Court hearing on Monday and expecting relief on the ban on sand mining.

‘Over 1,000 loads being mined along the riverbed and smuggled, and officials had no control over it’

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Illegal Mining, 28/12/2017. Based on the quarterly returns on illegal mining submitted by various State Governments to Indian Bureau of Mines (a subordinate office under the Ministry of
Mines), state-wise details of instances of illegal mining reported for the last three years alongwith the details of action taken against the offenders is given at Annexure.

The Ministry of Environment,Forest and Climate Change issued draft notification vide S.O. 3933(E) dated 18.12.2017 regarding Environmental Clearance of Minor Minerals including cluster situation in Appendix-Xi and details as follows.

The Ministry of Mines invites suggestions on draft Mineral (Auction) (Amendment) Rules, 2017 seeking to amend the Mineral (Auction) Rules, 2015.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Manjhi Parganas Abhen Baisi Vs Aligarh Muslim University, Kishanganj, Bihar & Others dated 21/08/2017 regarding illegal works of construction of embankment and boundary wall on the river bed of Mahananda and the flood plains as well as illegal mining of minor minerals.

Wakiso — The National Environmental Authority (Nema) has rejected a proposal by a Chinese company to excavate sand along the shores of Lake Victoria at Kawuku in Nkumba Parish, Wakiso District.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Manjhi Parganas Abhen Baisi Vs Aligarh Muslim University, Kishanganj, Bihar & Others dated 21/07/2017 regarding the proposed construction of a centre of Aligarh Muslim University on the bank of river Mahananda in Kishanganj District in the State of Bihar. It is alleged that out of 224.02 acres of land transferred to the University for the purpose by the Govt., most of it falls on the river bed and flood plains of Mahananda river. NGT directs notice to be issued to the Respondents.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today directed the state government to ensure there was no “illegal” sand mining being carried out on the floodplains of the Ganga in the state.

Illegal sand mining is threatening the environment and communities in Namibia.

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