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Illegal mining in Jawahar Sagar sanctuary

Published by MAC on 2006-02-21

Illegal mining in Jawahar Sagar sanctuary: NGO


21st February 2006

Mining was being carrried out in Jawahar Sagar sanctuary (Rajasthan), known as one of the best-protected and important sanctuaries, an NGO alleged today.

In absence of poor surveillance and irregular checks by the forest and mining departments, the local mine mafia have been extracting invaluable sand stones which are directly exported to other countries including Netherlands, the NGO, Mine Labour Protection Campaign, said in a statement here.

The NGO pointed out that the illegal mining in Jawahar Sagar sanctuary would bring a deleterious impact on environment and ecology and it would diminish wildlife like leopard, sloth bear, hyena, king vultures sarus.

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