Sand mining banned in Ri Bhoi

Shillong: The District Magistrate Ri Bhoi District, Nongpoh has promulgated an order under Section 144 CrPC prohibiting any person or individual etc from collecting sand from a distance of 100 meters upstream and downstream of Umsning BUG bridge and other rivers in the district and the act of mining of sand from rivers streams or channels with the explicit or implicit intention to cause environmental degradation and threat to the biodiversity within the district.
Anyone who is found to violate the order will be prosecuted under the relevant sections of the law. This order will come into force with immediate effect.

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