Expert panel to verify govt. report on sand mining in the Krishna

The Hindu | Feb 14, 2020 at 7:33 PM
  • The report defended de-silting (dredging) from the river, and sought dismissal of the petition against it.
  • The NGT also sought a detailed land survey to estimate the volume of sand required to restore the flood plains, and the cost of restoration at Lingayapalem and Rayapudi, where extensive sand mining had been carried out.
  • Submitting that various agencies, government and non-government, had been entrusted with the job of conducting the survey, the government asked the NGT to dismiss the original application (OA).