Stories Tagged 'Sand mining'
A court order issued Saturday directed local administrative offices in Baglung, Myagdi, Parbat and Mustang districts to immediately stop mining activities in Kaligandaki River using heavy equipment.
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Holes as deep as 50 feet have been dug on the banks of Sunkoshi and Indrawati rivers in the eastern part of the Kathmandu Valley to illegally extract construction materials, such as sand and stones.
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New standards have been set in Dhading district to regulate crusher, sand-washing along with sand and stone mining firms operating mostly near Prithvi highway and in the banks of Trishuli River.
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Extraction of sand, stone and gravel from the rivers in Siraha has been going unabated despite the government ban.
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