Tag: Sand Mining

Illegal sand mining swallowing riverside villages in Balasore

Balasore: Rampant sand mining on the banks of Subarnarekha, Budhabalanga and Sone rivers continues to erode land near several riverside villages in the district raising concerns among the local residents. Locals allege that sand mafia use pumps and other equipment to extract the minor minerals from the areas round the clock. They also blame the district administration for […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Firing on Balasore youth linked to 'illegal soil lifting'

Balasore: The ongoing dispute between two groups over sand and soil mining in the region led to the attack on a youth, alleged local residents today. The youth, identified as Biranchi Das of Kantabania sustained grievous injuries after being shot at by miscreants yesterday. According to reports, there is a dispute between two groups of […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Puri admin, police in search of mastermind of sand smuggling racket

Puri: After busting one of the biggest sand smuggling rackets following a raid at Sipasarubali area here on Thursday night, the Puri administration and police are now on the lookout for the mastermind of the illegal trade. Following a rigorous interrogation, the nine truck drivers who were arrested during the joint raids also accepted their […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Illegal sand transportation: 9 arrested, several Hyva trucks seized

Cuttack: Acting against the illegal sand transportation, the Lalbag police today seized nine Hyva trucks engaged in transporting the minor mineral. On basis of a tip off, the police frisked vehicles at the ring road in Lalbag area here this morning. During a search, the police stopped nine sand laden trucks. After the truck drivers […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
ISRO tech to end sand-mining, man-animal conflict: Minister

Coimbatore: Plans are afoot to detect illegal sand-mining across the country with the help of ISRO satellites and also augment water and fodder in forest areas to prevent man-animal conflict, Union Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar said Saturday. The government plans to use satellite image technology by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) to map […]

  • Monday, 26 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
Illicit Sand Mining Corroding Baitarani Banks, People Blame Govt Apathy

Bhadrak: Illegal sand mining on Baitarani river banks in Bhandaripokhari block of Bhadrak district has grown over the years and so is the district administration’s alleged inaction which has been encouraging unhindered loot of the resources. Bairatarini river flows through Bhandaripokhari, Dhamnagar, and Chandabali blocks of Bhadrak district. Every year floods create havoc in these […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Stop Sand Mining In Subarnarekha: NGT To Odisha
Stop Sand Mining In Subarnarekha: NGT To Odisha

Balasore: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has reportedly directed Odisha government to stop sand mining in Subarnarekha River along Jaleswar Tehsil in the district till further orders. The direction came after the joint committee constituted by the Tribunal to probe into the allegations of environmental degradation in the area due to indiscriminate sand mining in Subarnarekha […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Sand Mining Triggers Unrest In Hinjili, Police Resort To Lathi-Charge

Berhampur: Tension prevailed at Kolidaspur village after police resorted to lathi-charge to disperse locals who were staging a demonstration in front of Hinjili police station on Sunday. The agitators had gheraoed the police station protesting the detention of 10 villagers who were picked by cops in connection with the torching of vehicles engaged in sand […]

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021
11 Detained For Illegal Sand Mining In Cuttack
11 Detained For Illegal Sand Mining In Cuttack

Cuttack: Commissionerate Police on Sunday conducted raids at sand ghat along Mahanadi River near Paika Sahi in Gopalpur area of Cuttack district and detained 11 persons for their alleged involvement in illegal sand lifting from the region. As many as seven tractors engaged in the sand smuggling were also reportedly seized by the cops from […]

  • Wednesday, 07 April 2021
No Sand Policy In Odisha! Opposition Corners Government In Assembly

Bhubaneswar: After mandi mismanagement, opposition parties in Odisha including the BJP and Congress cornered the State government by raising the issue of illegal mining and transportation of sand during the proceedings of the on-going budget session of the State legislature on Friday. Opposition members alleged that despite rampant illegal mining of sand, there has been […]

  • Sunday, 04 April 2021