DC Dimapur bans extraction of boulders and sand gravels
Dimapur, Aug. 24 (EMN): In order to preserve the rivers and its resources and to address the issue of inundation of flood water to the surrounding villages and colonies along the river bank and to avoid damage to public assets like bridges etc., the deputy commission of Dimapur, Rajesh Soudararajan has prohibited extraction of sand gravels and boulders in the rivers and streams.
In an order, the deputy commissioner stated that destruction of ecology and river bed was taking place due to rampant extraction of boulders and sand gravels in streams of Dimapur district. He added that special focus would be on 200 (two hundred) metres upstream and downstream from existing bridges/ culverts etc.
He further warned that failure to adhere to the order would result in prosecution as per appropriate section of law including seizure and confiscation of machinery and equipment.