Puducherry

Meeting discusses steps to curb illegal sand mining

Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi on Tuesday chaired a meeting of senior revenue and police officers at the Raj Nivas convened to discuss the steps to be taken to curb illegal sand mining and the transport of river sand from waterbodies.

The meeting was held in the wake of the increase in incidents of smuggling by the sand mafia from the Sankarabarani and Thenpennaiar riverbeds.

Sources said the meeting discussed the proposed solutions to the menace.

Revenue Department Secretary Devesh Singh, Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor G. Theva Neethi Dhas and Director-General of Police S.K. Gautam participated in the meeting on Tuesday.


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