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Odisha suggests uniform coding to check illegal sand mining

Practice threatens the existence of over 70% of the world's beaches

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Sand Mining

Jayajit Dash  |  Bhubaneswar 



mining, sand mines, illegal mining
Punjab and Madhya Pradesh have generated considerable revenue through e-auction of sand mines.

“Illegal is rampant in some states. We have proposed to the Union ministry that a coding system be introduced so that all states prevent interstate movement of material excavated through illegal mining. If the ministry agrees to the idea, a detailed plan can be worked out”, an Odisha government official has said.

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First Published: Sat, June 17 2017. 21:38 IST

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