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  • The following steps can be

    The following steps can be taken to to control the indiscriminate sand mining:

    1. Mining should be done manually.

    2. In-stream mining should be prohibited It means mining in the bed of the river and only flood plain mining should be permitted.

    3 There should be stock yard only by Govt.

    4. There should be no private raising or loading contractor

    5 There should be a independent committee headed by a Retired High Court Judge to monitor sand mining as suggested by the High Level Committee Constituted by Tamilnadu Govt in 2003 and by the Judgment in Thamarabarani case in the year 2010 by justice Banumathi, who is now recommended for elevation to Supreme court.

    6 There should be a independent State and National Regulator to monitor the conditions stated in the EC. as directed by the Supreme Court in Feb' 2014, and this is yet to be constituted.

    7 There should be a cap on the amount of sand quarried like in the case of Iron ore. this cap for iron ore has been recently fixed by the Supreme Court for Goa.

    8 The permanent bench marks should be fixed before sand mining is permitted as suggested by the Division bench.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
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