Sand Mining
West Bengal  /  Published 30.09.21

Sand mining to start from October 8

The Bengal government has green-lit the mining minor minerals — sand, pebbles and stones — from riverbeds of the state from October 8. For the past few months, extraction of such items fr...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 07.09.21

Govt readies e-challan route for sand mining

The Bengal government is set to launch a centralised e-challan system within a couple of weeks for the transportation of sand extracted from authorised sand mines. The move is part of an attempt to c...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 31.08.21

Raids on illegal sand and coal mining gain pace

Police are cracking down on sand and coal smugglers before chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s scheduled inauguration of an industrial unit in West Burdwan’s Panagarh on Wednesday. Sand smug...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

West Bengal  /  Published 26.08.21

‘Sand smuggler’ arrested in West Burdwan

The enforcement branch (EB) of the Asansol-Durgapur police commissionerate on Tuesday night arrested Sujoy Pal, a businessman with alleged links to sand smuggling in West Burdwan. Police seized over ...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

India  /  Published 29.07.21

Sand mining action on 17 Bihar officials

The Bihar government has suspended 17 officials, including two IPS officers, for failing to curb illegal sand mining and its trade in the state. Notifications issued by the home department on Tuesday...
By Dev Raj in Patna


West Bengal  /  Published 28.07.21

Govt prod to find more sand mining areas

Bengal chief secretary H.K. Dwivedi has asked district magistrates to explore new areas from where sand could be mined, an instruction which is a clear attempt to generate more revenue at a time when ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.07.21

State centralises sand mining

The Bengal government on Thursday decided to put in place a centralised system for the auction of sand quarries amid complaints that local politicians were controlling the auction system, hurting the ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 27.02.21

Ire over illegal sand mining in Odisha

The Odisha government on Friday faced the Opposition wrath over its failure to formulate a policy to curb illegal sand mining in the state. The state is losing nearly Rs 14,000 crore per annum because...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Jharkhand  /  Published 27.11.20

Illegal sand mining den busted

Dhanbad district administration in an association of district police conducted a raid at an illegal sand mining den at Gol building chowk of Dhanbad and seized altogether six sand laden vehicles....
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad

West Bengal  /  Published 23.09.20

Trucks with illegal sand seized

The West Burdwan district administration on Tuesday seized 17 trucks carrying sand illegally mined from Damodar and Ajay river beds. The seizure was made during raids in Barabani and Raniganj blocks ...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Asansol


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