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Green clearance must for sand mining

DNMUM282625 | 8/6/2013 | Author : dna correspondent | WC :444 | India

National Green Tribunal bans all mining or removal of sand from river beds across the country
Sand Sharks
Call it the Durga effect. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday banned mining or removal of sand from river beds across the country without an environmental clearance.
A bench of the NGT, headed by NGT chairperson justice Swatanter Kumar, said all deputy commissioners, superintendents of police and mining authorities of all states are directed to ensure compliance of its directions. It also issued notices to all respondents asking them to respond by August 14.
The tribunal's order came on application of NGT's Bar Association, which moved the matter before the tribunal on Monday morning following suspension of Uttar Pradesh IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal at the behest of the sand mafia in the state.
NGT also
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