Mangaluru: The Dakshina Kannada district sand monitoring committee on Monday decided to implement the Karnataka HC order regarding permission for traditional sand mining in the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ).
Also, sand mining which was suspended for the past one year will soon resume in the CRZ zone.
Nearly 57 applications have sought permits to extract sand from rivers using traditional methods in the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) after the High Court order.
A meeting of the District Sand Monitoring Committee chaired by the Deputy commissioner, Ravikumar MR was held on Monday to discuss the issue.
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It is said that around 147 applications are pending before the Sand Committee of DK and DC said that the provisions of the CRZ notification and directives from the Ministry of Environment, will be strictly enforced if permits were issued.