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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday prohibited the Maharashtra government from granting permission for sand mining on the river beds.

The issues of attack on the deputy commissioner and sand mafia rocked the floor of the zilla panchayat general body meeting and resulted in the exchange of heated arguments between both Congress an

The World Meteorological Organization has issued its first annual Airborne Dust Bulletin, giving an overview of atmospheric dust levels and geographical distribution in 2016.

Illegal sand miners are having a field day in Panvel creek even as the administration has initiated a crackdown against unauthorized excavators in the creek between Thane and Kalyan, allege activis

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Prafull Shivrao Kadam Vs Department of Environment, Government of Maharashtra & Others dated 31/03/2017 regarding illegal mechanized river sand mining in Man River basin at Village Watambare, Tahsil Sangola, District Solapur, Maharashtra.

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

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