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The southern Đồng Nai Province’s transport department on Thursday ordered four sand mining and dredging projects in the region to suspend operations.

The southern Đồng Nai Province’s transport department on Thursday ordered four sand mining and dredging projects in the region to suspend operations.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Anwar Jamadar Vs Collector, Kolhapur & Others dated 21/03/2017 regarding illegal sand mining carried out without Environment Clearance and use of suction pumps at Survey Nos.138, 267 of village Gourwad, Taluk Shirol, District Kolhapur, Maharashtra. According to Vijay Buran, Mining Inspector, the Additional Collector, Kolhapur had issued permissions for use of suction pump for sand excavation and NGT directs production of such permissions granted before the Court.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Biplab Kumar Chowdhury Vs West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 14/03/2017 regarding sand mining continuing unabated at various parts of West Bengal especially Hooghly and Bankura districts.

It is stated in the Application that despite specific prohibition on sand mining vide aforesaid order, the said activities are continuing unabated at various parts of the State. NGT directs the respondents to file their affidavit-in-opposition and state on the factual aspects.

Parliament has summoned National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) to explain circumstances surrounding the recent clash between Chinese sand miners and Wakiso district chairman, Matia Lwan

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Udaya Suvarna & Others Vs Deputy Commissioner/ Chairman District Sand Monitoring Committee, Manipal, Udupi dated 27/02/2017 regarding extraction of sand from the rivers of Udupi District, Karnataka.

NGT directs that sand cannot be permitted to be extracted from the rivers of Udupi District.

Hyderabad: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday issued notices to the Centre, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra governments besides KG Basin authorties on a plea against illegal sa

What do houses, streets, telephones and microchips have in common? They all contain processed sand. Now African countries are raising the alarm because of their disappearing beaches.

The NGT told AP that desiltation of sand from reservoirs without a study being conducted would be treated as illegal excavation.

Officials crack down on small-time transporters to give a semblance of ‘efficiency’.

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