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Environmental experts said without a replenishment and carrying capacity study, continuous mining for decades could lead to erosion, degradation of ecology, change in river course etc.(Representational Photo/HT File)

Uttarakhand seeks approval for riverbed mining in forest area

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 06:08 PM IST
In 2009, the union environment ministry had granted UFDC forest clearance to mine over 1,325 ha of forest land in Dehradun district for ten years, which includes the area being proposed for mining again
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The mining department had announced to stop quarrying on the Gola river from Monday.(HT File/Mohammad Khalid Khan)
The mining department had announced to stop quarrying on the Gola river from Monday.(HT File/Mohammad Khalid Khan)

UFDC, mining dept officials, ministers meet to resolve dispute

By Abhinav Madhwal | Hindustan Times, Haldwani
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 10:10 PM IST
The dispute between the UFDC and the mining department over quarrying dues will now be decided by the government in a meet`ing
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