The Meghalaya government will not go in consonance with the apex court order banning sand mining in the State instead it will put in place regulative mechanism that can provide the sand miners with alternative options for sustainable livelihood.

The categorical statement was made by the Chief Minister in the sidelines, after the conclusion of a review meeting held at the State Secretariat on Wednesday. Sangma stated, "It is not necessary to ban but what is required is regulation of all these activities."