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Karbi organisations ban export of sand

By Our Correspondent Updated: Sep 07, 2018 10:42 pm

Diphu, Sep.7 (EMN): A conglomeration of students and civil organisations of Karbi Anglong has called for an indefinite ban on export of sand from the district which was affected since Sep. 4. This was informed during a press conference held recently.

Talking to this reporter, Saising Rongpi, Convenor, Hills Tribal Leaque (HTL) said, the organisations comprises of Hills Tribal Leaque (HTL), Karbi Students Association (KSA), Youth Front, and Langpher Riso Nimso Aterank (LRNA).

It is believed that due to excessive plying of over loaded sand laden heavy trucks on NH-36 (Bakalia-Dimapur portion) and NH-39 (Chokihola-Dimapur portion) the roads are in a deplorable condition. While Rongpi also pointed out that, illegal mining of other minerals, excessive quarrying of stone and sand are going on with the connivance of the concern authorities which is an open secret for systematic loot of natural resources of Karbi Anglong. Sand mahals are auctioned for a longer period than regular one year. With single Transit Pass (challan) issued by the Forest Department, multiple sand laden trucks are seen which is a heavy loss of revenue to the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council.

Rongpi also informed that movement of sand laden trucks along NH-36 and NH-39 should be stop immediately and added that members of the organisation are vigil along the road.

If any untoward accident occur than the organisation will not be responsible.

Moreover, unscientific and excessive quarrying of sand and stone in the district at large scale pose threat to the environment but neither Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) nor the district administration and law and order authorities or the concerned department is taking any measure alleged the organisations’ leader.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Sep 07, 2018 10:42:08 pm