Now, Punjab to introduce public mining sites for sand, gravel

Calling the move a path-breaking initiative, state mining and geology minister said these sites will help in checking malpractices to jack up the prices of sand and truly give the freedom of choice to the common man to buy sand from the source of his choice and at the price of his choice.

Illegal sand mining, a theft of govt. revenue and an offence: NGT

The Odisha State Pollution Control Board is directed to conduct computation of Environmental Compensation and royalty and other dues and recovery of the same from the violator state, the NGT bench comprising Amit Sthalekar and Saibal Dasgupta ordered in a 15-page judgment.