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Illegal mining: HC bans mining for four months in Uttarakhand

29 Mar 2017 | By NewsBytes Desk
Illegal mining in India

Uttarakhand HC has ordered a ban on all mining activities in the state for four months, and directed the government to form a panel to determine whether mining activities should be allowed at all.

The committee will also prepare a 50-year blueprint with respect to environmental effects of mining.

The order comes a few days after mining mafia allegedly mowed down a forest official.

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29 Mar 2017Illegal mining: HC bans mining for four months in Uttarakhand

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