Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal sand mining Prakasham and Cuddapah district, Andhra Pradesh, 14/10/2022

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re: News item published in the Telugu Newspaper named, Eenadu,Andhra Pradesh edition dated: 29th July, 2021, titled “illegal sand mining in Prakasham and Kadapa District, Andhra Pradesh”.

The NGT, October 14, 2022 said that reports filed by the authorities showed that measures have been taken to stop illegal excavation and transportation of gravel from the hillocks of Bandapalli and Hasanapuram, Ramapuram mandal, Cuddapah district. This included erecting caution boards with warning of legal action against any illegal excavation and transportation from the hillock as they are government lands. The tribunal, disposed of the application and said no further action is necessary except that the authorities maintain regular vigil in the matter.