Illegal mining threatens Kullu, state govt assures action

UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2010 08:21 PM IST
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Private miners in Kullu are exploiting the area's rich mines in the absence of any regulation by the Himachal Pradesh government, which is threatening to Himalayan ecology and environment. The uncontrolled and illegal mining of sand, concrete and stones is causing great concern to scientists and environmentalists. They feel, the Himalayan topography is made of loose soil, and if uncontrolled mining is done, it will definitely increase the erosion activity along the riverbanks, thus destroying the whole eco system. However, state's Industry Minister Kishan Kapoor said the state government is trying to control the situation and assured of all possible action.

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