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Committee Constituted by MoEF on Illegal Sand Mining submitted its Report

Aug 10, 2013 18:18 IST

The three member committee that was constituted by the Union Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) ) to enquire into the Adverse Environmental impact of the alleged illegal sand mining in Gautam Budh Nagar of Uttar Pradesh submitted its report to the Government on 9 August 2013.

The constituted three member committee was headed by Dr. Saroj the director of MoEF. The other two members were K K Garg, Director of the MoEF's regional office in Lucknow and G C Meena, Deputy Collector of Mines at the Dehradun-based Indian Bureau of Mines.

Earlier, a three-member committee to enquire into the allegations of illegal sand mining in Gautam Buddh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh was constituted by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest on 6 August 2013. The committee was asked to submit its report by 9 August 2013.

Comment: The formation of the committee by MoEF and enquiry everything happened following the actions of Durga Sakthi Nagpal, the IAS officer against illegal sand miners who were allegedly involved in such activities under political support. Nagpal was suspended by the Uttar Pradesh Government on 27 July 2013 although the State Government cleared that her suspension was a result of her orders for demolition of wall of an under-construction mosque.

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