Ban on sand mining from river beds continues as Orissa HC seeks exact sand policy from State govt

The High Court wanted to know the specific policy for lifting sand from sand mining points. In 2016, the Central Government had issued guidelines regarding the lifting of sand from river beds. The petitioner informed the court about the violation of the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

Illegal Sand Mining By Excavators

The Orissa High Court continued the ban on sand mining from river beds after a hearing on Thursday.

The High Court wanted to know the specific policy for lifting sand from sand mining points. In 2016, the Central Government had issued guidelines regarding the lifting of sand from river beds. The petitioner informed the court about the violation of the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forests.