Herald: Huge sand extraction in Chapora river has destroyed our agricultural land: Talarna farmer

09 August 2022 , 06:49 AM IST

Massive scale sand extraction in Chapora river has destroyed our agricultural land: Talarna farmer

claims that as a result of steady extraction of sand, river banks are eroding, growing the depth and breadth of the river; Complaints that regardless of a number of letters, the authorities have didn’t act

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Pernem: Regardless of the ban on unlawful actions within the state, sand mining continues on a big scale. After Ugvem, farmers of Talarna in what’s now Pernem taluka have complained that large sand extraction within the Chapora river has destroyed their agricultural land.

Farmers mentioned that sand mining is finished particularly at evening and attributable to steady sand extraction, the river banks are slipping. Attributable to this the depth of the river has elevated and its width has additionally elevated.

He additional claimed that regardless of a number of letters to all involved officers complaining in opposition to the illegality, the authorities have didn’t provoke motion.

Farmer Chandrakant Parab mentioned, “Regardless of the ban, sand mining continues at evening. On July 29, we confirmed the police at the least 4 canoes, which have been concerned in unlawful extraction of sand, however the authorities have didn’t put an finish to this criminality. Police is taking motion however sand mining is occurring. Solely strict measures are wanted to cease this criminality.”

One other farmer Aaron D’Souza mentioned, “Eight coconut timber have been washed away together with a number of sq. meters of agricultural land inflicting big losses to us. Two extra timber are on the verge of dying.”

One other villager claimed, “Regardless of verbal and written complaints, the Mamlatdar and the Mines Division have didn’t provoke motion. The width of the river has elevated attributable to eroding river banks.”

The farmers known as upon the federal government to construct a safety wall alongside the river to guard their land and demanded that the criminality be stopped instantly.

Within the absence of tenant verification drive, villagers concern that many migrant laborers engaged in sand extraction exercise within the village are more likely to bask in legal actions.

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