NGT pulls Haryana, Rajasthan govts over sand mining

The National Green Tribunal has taken strong objection to the non-compliance of its orders by the Haryana and Rajasthan governments on the issue of sand mining and warned it of coercive action.

AP initiates economic empowerment of women through sand mining

The Andhra Pradesh government has launched an initiative of entrusting sand mining to women self-help groups, which is essentially expected to curb the thriving sand mafia.

Little bit of sand mining should be allowed, says Goa Deputy CM

Goa Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza has said sand mining in the state is manual and many industries are dependent on it so a 'little bit' of sand mining should be allowed in the state.

Beas tragedy: Himachal admits illegal sand mining at accident spot

Himachal Pradesh admitted that illegal sand mining has been flourishing along the Beas river and the activity is to be partially blamed for the tragedy in which 24 students of an engineering college of Hyderabad lost their lives.

Barcoding to be implemented all over Maharashtra to check illegal sand mining

The barcoding system to check illegal sand mining which was implemented in Pune division and Solapur would be extended all over the state, Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat said in the Legislative Assembly today.

Karnataka accepts Kasturirangan report to stop mining, but not quarrying, sand mining

Karnataka said it has accepted the Kasturirangan committee report on the Western Ghats to stop mining but said it would not stop quarrying and sand mining in the ecologically sensitive area.

Sand mining: NGT issues show cause notice to offenders

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today issued notice to all persons, named by Uttar Pradesh goverment as offenders indulging in illegal sand mining, asking why they should not be directed to pay compensation for unauthorised removal of the mineral from river Yamuna.

Sand mining: NGT issues show cause notice to offenders

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday issued notice to all persons, named by Uttar Pradesh goverment as offenders indulging in illegal sand mining.

‘Substitute building materials can limit environmental damage’

Research should be directed at expeditiously developing alternative building material as heightened construction activities were taking a toll on the environment through "unprecedented sand mining from river beds", adviser to the Prime Minister, TKA Nair said Thursday.

100% ban on sand mining is wrong: CJI

Two months after National Green Tribunal banned sand mining from river beds and beaches without environmental clearance, Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam said 100% ban on sand removal is "wrong".

100 per cent ban on sand mining is wrong: CJI

Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam Friday said 100 per cent ban on sand removal is "wrong".

Sand mining ban amounts to judicial over-reach: Parrikar

The recent National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) ban on sand mining across the country is a case of judicial "over-reach", Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Tuesday.

Sand mining ban amounts to judicial over-reach: Parrikar

The recent National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) ban on sand mining across the country is a case of judicial "over-reach", Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday.

UN to study ramifications of sand mining

Sand mining, a major environmental concern, will soon get international attention after it was included in the list of the new and emerging issues by the United Nations, an activist said here Wednesday.

Northeast states want manual sand mining to be allowed

Four northeastern state governments are unhappy with the National Green Tribunal`s (NGT) ruling that bans sand mining in river beds across the country without the clearance of Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF).

Can you enact law in conflict with central law: NGT asks MP

The tribunal was hearing the state government`s plea for modification of the bench`s August 5 order by which it had banned sand mining in rivers across the country.

Sand mining: NGT tells UP to show `definitive results`

National Green Tribunal directed Uttar Pradesh government to show by August 29 "definitive results" of action to implement order banning illegal sand mining in rivers and beaches across the country.

Did IAS officer Durga Nagpal crusade against sand mining?

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav told the agency earlier this week that the officer was suspended only on grounds that her action imperilled communal harmony.

Sand mining: SC asks NGT to consider MP govt plea in a week

The SC asked the National Green Tribunal to consider within a week the plea of Madhya Pradesh government seeking modification of its order putting a blanket ban on sand mining.

SC refuses to interfere in Durga Shakti Nagpal`s case

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a PIL which sought quashing of all proceedings against suspended IAS officer Durga Sakthi Nagpal.