Synopsis from the author of the book, Kiran Pereira
Sand has always been perceived to be a symbol of abundance in many cultures. It is popularly believed to be both renewable as well as inexhaustible. This book will challenge that perception and draw the reader’s attention to a common yet surprising phenomenon of the scarcity of sand as a resource. From glass to urban infrastructure, from silicon chips to pharmaceutical products, sand is … Read More
Madras HC allows sand mining subject to outcome of plea in SC
"The authorities who are given the mandate to operate the sand quarry are not at all concerned with the environment and ecology. They are conducting mining activities in collusion with the mining mafia and looting the natural wealth," it said. The ...
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Supreme Court asks green tribunal to resolve sand mining issue ...
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In a matter related to giving environment clearance to some lease holders for sand mining in the state, which is being heard in Supreme Court, the court ordered National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday, to resolve the matter in 3 weeks time and give ...
Ban on river sand mining delays plan to relocate tigers in Rajasthan's Mukundra
The department planned to move some of the predators from the neighbouring Ranthambhore tiger reserve to it. The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) approved the relocation plan in September this year. The agency stated that three tigers from ...
The Critical Gaps in West Bengal's Sand Mining Reforms
The weak environmental conditions are coupled with lack of adequate monitoring and enforcement, one of the major reasons why environment protection laws are not implemented in India as they should be. ... As the environmental provisions within the ...
This photographer made this image of illegal sand mining activities going on the Shimsha river bed near Kokkare Bellur (see location below). This could destroy the sanctuary for the Spot-billed Pelicans and Painted Storks which depend on the fish from this river.
This image of sand mining in the Cauvery river captures the norm rather than the exception: across the length of the river, and its tributaries (like Shimsha), sand is being gouged out at a pace that is hundreds … Read More
Govt's sand mining guidelines shift focus on alternative sources
Under the new policy, the Union government decentralized the process of granting environmental clearance for sustainable sand mining and mining of minor minerals. It created a District Environment Impact Assessment Authority for proper monitoring of ...
Spot illegal sand mining in your area? Send email to environment ministry
At an event at the YB Chavan auditorium to observe the International Day for Biological Diversity, Javadekar said this was the first time such a step had been taken by the Ministry of Environment and Forests. “We have ... R Sukumar from the Indian ...
Illegal sand mining near Narora: Petitioner alleges 'threat'
Times of India
New Delhi, May 12 () An environment activist, who had sought prohibition of alleged illegal sand mining near Narora atomic power station in Uttar Pradesh's Sambhal district, today moved a fresh plea claiming he was being "threatened" to withdraw his ...
Decentralization of Environmental Clearance for sustainable sand mining: Javadekar
Digging of well for irrigation or drinking water; and digging of foundation for buildings not requiring prior environmental clearance. Excavation of ordinary earth or clay for plugging of any breach caused in canal, 'nala', drain, water body, etc., to ...
Govt notifies new mining rules for minor minerals
Sand mining: New environmental clearance norms notified
Govt decentralises eco-clearance for sand mining
Trimax Sands denies flouting of norms in AP beach sand mining
The company first got permission for digging up to 4 metres, later we obtained permission for digging up to 8 metres from the Indian Bureau of Mines. We also obtained environmental clearance," said its CEO Ch.V.G.K.Murty in a press conference last night.