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The petitioners have said that the government must define the limits of the eco-sensitive zone of the Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary.(HT Photo)

NGT bans quarrying on Nandhaur river in Uttarakhand

By Abhinav Madhwal | Hindustan Times, Haldwani, Haldwani
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 04:15 PM IST
The ban rekindles issues of employment for labourers who travel from neighbouring Uttar Pradesh and Bihar during the mining season, which begins in October and lasts until May.
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The 10-year lease for quarrying on the banks of Nandhaur river in Nainital district had expired in 2016, after which the state government had been seeking necessary clearances from the Union Ministry of Forest and Environment.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The 10-year lease for quarrying on the banks of Nandhaur river in Nainital district had expired in 2016, after which the state government had been seeking necessary clearances from the Union Ministry of Forest and Environment.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Quarrying in Nandhaur river begins, activists raise concern, cite sanctuary

By Abhinav Madhwal | Hindustan Times, Haldwani
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 09:22 PM IST
Forest Development Corporation has allowed quarrying to 580 vehicles on a first-come-first-served basis
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