Nod for sand mining from Sept 16

Source: DHNS | Published on 11th September 2019, 1:24 PM | Coastal News |

Karwar: Deputy Commissioner K Harishkumar who is also the District Sand Monitoring Committee Chairman has given permission for mining sand between September 16 and October 16.

In wake of rainy season, mining and transportation of sand had been prohibited from June 6. Now though the rain has continued, many civil works may be affected due to shortage of sand and so, the committee decided to give permission to take up sand mining from September 16. 

A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting presided over by the committee chairman held recently. As the No Objection period for mining of sand given by Karnataka State Coastal Zone Management Authority ends on October 16, the District Sand Monitoring Committee has allowed sand mining till October 16.

Also, the deputy director of Mines & Geology Department has been directed to review and prepare a report as per guidelines before November 2019 for obtaining No Objection Certificate from the Karnataka State Coastal Zone Management Authority for the next year to ensure that there is no shortage of sand for civil works in the district in the future. 

Also, the officers of the Police Department, Forest Department and Mines & Geology Department, who are members of the Sand Monitoring Committee to take strict measures to check illegal sand mining. Sand Monitoring Committee member secretary Rajesh and others were present at the meeting.

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