Maharashtra toughens stance on illegal sand mining
Published: Friday, 01 January 2016
District administrators in the Indian state of Maharashtra have outlined plans to set up committees tasked with preventing the illegal extraction of sand from rivers.
Illegal beach sand
miners will face stricter penalties in Maharashtra, a state in
the southwest coastal belt of India, as the local government
has directed district administrators to seize and auction
vehicles used to transport the sand.
The state authority is planning to use the Maharashtra