Press Esc to close
Saturday 07 May 2016
News updated at 12:12 AM IST
Weather
Max: 35.5°C
Min : 24.9°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Sand policy to be based on Central guidelines

Bangalore, Sept 13, 2013, DHNS:

The State government will formulate the new sand mining policy based on a model guideline issued by the Centre recently.

Law Minister T B Jayachandra, who is also a member of a Cabinet sub-committee set up to prepare a draft mining policy, said the green bench of the Supreme Court has recently ruled that mining of sand and other minor minerals should require clearance from the Centre's Ministry of Environment and Forest on the lines of iron ore mining. The Centre has prepared a detailed guideline based on the court ruling and circulated it to all the States, he added.

Currently, the State government has powers to issue permission for sand mining. Illegal sand mining has become rampant in the State in the absence of a proper policy.

The sub-committee headed by PWD Minister H C Mahadevappa had held several meetings in the last few weeks. The Centre's guideline has come at a time when the sub-committee had almost completed its task of preparing the draft policy.

As a result, the sub-committee, which held its meeting on Friday, gave directions to the officials concerned to re-work on the draft based on the guidelines.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Lightning strikes across the sky above homes in south Walla Walla, Wash., Wednesday, May 4, 2016...

Lightning strikes across the sky above homes in south Walla Walla, Wash., Wednesday, May 4, 2016...

Labourers thrash paddy crop in a field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad...

Labourers thrash paddy crop in a field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad...

A youth blocks a road during a public curfew called by the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit...

A youth blocks a road during a public curfew called by the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit...

A security person with a sniffer dog inspect two crude bombs recovered near a polling boot...

A security person with a sniffer dog inspect two crude bombs recovered near a polling boot...

Students celebrate their success after announcement of ICSE board results in Patna on Friday...

Students celebrate their success after announcement of ICSE board results in Patna on Friday...

BSF men take out a march ahead of Assembly elections in Kozhikode on Friday...

BSF men take out a march ahead of Assembly elections in Kozhikode on Friday...

A collapsed pandal at Simhastha Mahakumbha Mela in Ujjain on Friday, a day after thunderstorm...

A collapsed pandal at Simhastha Mahakumbha Mela in Ujjain on Friday, a day after thunderstorm...

Jadavpur University Students chasing the car of film director Vivek Agnihotri to show him black...

Jadavpur University Students chasing the car of film director Vivek Agnihotri to show him black...

A Bicycle rider are struggle to move in water logged road at K R Circle during the heavy rain in...

A Bicycle rider are struggle to move in water logged road at K R Circle during the heavy rain in...

Mumbai Indians stars Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Ricky Ponting and Rohit Sharma at Etihad...

Mumbai Indians stars Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Ricky Ponting and Rohit Sharma at Etihad...