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NGT cracks whip on ‘illegal mining’ along Yamuna

Source: The Pioneer, Date: August , 2015

Coming down heavily on the Delhi Government for permitting sand mining on the Yamuna river bed and its surrounding areas in the name of dredging, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday directed the authorities concerned to immediately put an end to the illegal mining.Observing that 80 per cent of the material dredged by contractors in Yamuna was sand and cannot be termed as “de-silting activity”, the green panel constituted a committee consisting of a senior officer from the Mining Department, concerned municipal corporation, DPCC, MoEF and Delhi Jal Board. Dredging is the removal of sediments and debris from the bottom of rivers and other waterbodies.

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