Tag: Illegal Sand Mining

Stop Sand Mining In Subarnarekha: NGT To Odisha
Govt Officials Facing Wrath Of Sand Mafia In Balasore, Addl Tehsildar Attacked

The official was on his way to a flood-affected village in Bhograi block while the sand smugglers attacked him for raiding sand-laden truck

  • Tuesday, 03 August 2021
Locals block road over illegal sand mining

Kendrapara: Vehicular traffic on Kendrapara-Patkura route was disrupted today when locals including women blocked the road near Akhua opposing illegal sand mining from Chitroptala river ghat. They placed burning tyres on the road to block movement of vehicles on the road. Locals alleged because of regular sand mining, vehicles plying on the river bank meet […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
IPS officer injured after being attacked by colleagues in UP

Banda: An IPS officer was injured after he was attacked by colleagues for resisting illegal “recovery” from trucks carrying sand in Banda district of Uttar Pradesh today, police said. Superintendent of Police Shalini, who goes by her first name, said two policemen have been suspended in connection with the incident in Girwa police station area. […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Balasore administration cracks whip on illegal sand mining

Balasore: Following allegations of violation of mining rules, Balasore district administration today raided a sand quarry at Mohammad Nagarpatna area in Jaleswar and detained five sand-laden dumpers and an excavator. The raid was conducted by a joint team comprising officials of the district administration and police. “We had received information that the sand mining was […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Locals detain 100 tractors protesting rampant sand mining in Balasore

Balasore: Alleging violation of guidelines for sand mining, locals of Sikharpur in Jaleswar area of Balasore district today detained around 100 tractors engaged in the sand mining work near the riverside village on Thursday. Apart from detaining the vehicles engaged in the sand quarry, irate villagers also staged a road blockade alleging that licensed sand […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Three Injured in Group Clash Over 'Illegal' Sand Mining

Bhadrak: Three persons were injured in a clash that broke out between two groups over lifting of sand in Bhandaripokhari Tehsil area of Bhadrak district on Friday. One of the injured persons, Umesh Swain of Maninathpur who sustained critical injuries in the clash, was initially rushed to Jajpur hospital but later shifted to SCB Medical […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Clash Over Sand Mining: More Than 300 People Flee Keonjhar Village Fearing Police Action

Keonjhar: Days after a violent scuffle broke out in Karagola village under Nandipada police limits here wherein locals were accused of attacking police and ransacking their vehicle, over 300 persons left the village in fear of getting arrested by the cops. A lease holder, whose identification is yet to be established, had reportedly taken permission […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Illegal Sand Mining Rampant In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The recent unrest over illegal sand mining, subsequent public agitation and police lathi-charge on protestors in Hinjili speaks volumes about the rampant misuse of natural resources in Odisha. A day after the unrest in Ganjam district’s Kolidaspur village, Purushottampur and Hinjili revenue officials conducted a joint inspection on Monday. The move came after massive […]

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Illegal Sand Mining: NGT Issues Slew Of Directions To States, UTs

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has issued a slew of directions to the chief secretaries of the states and union territories, and the Environment Ministry on a batch of applications relating to updation of enforcement and monitoring mechanism to control and regulate illegal sand mining, including riverbed sand mining. Some of these applications have […]

  • Sunday, 04 April 2021