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District administration permitted to extract sand in CRZ areas with GPS: Sasikanth Senthil

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
Sasikanth Senthil

Mangaluru : Dakshina Kannada district administration has made global positioning system (GPS) a must on boats permitted to remove sand in CRZ areas. This new arrangement will come in to vogue in next 15-days. In addition, these boats will also be painted in a distinct colour to help authorities concerned identity them with ease and […]

Transport of sand outside DK district to be banned soon

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
transport of sand

Mangaluru: The Dakshina Kannada district administration is mulling banning transportation of sand to other districts. The move is to ensure sufficient supply of sand for construction works in the district. Various organisations from the construction industry have been demanding the government to ensure uninterrupted supply of sand at a reasonable price for works to be […]

Sand extraction in CRZ areas yet to resume

Thursday, August 18th, 2016
Sand

Mangaluru: Even as permit holders are yet to commence sand extraction from rivers in the Coastal Regulatory Zone in Dakshina Kannada district, after the ban ended on Monday, the Chennai Bench of the National Green Tribunal extended the stay on sand extraction in CRZ areas of Udupi district till September 13. As the two-month ban […]

DC angered due to sand lifting instead of silt from Thumbay dam

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
DC angered due to sand lifting instead of silt from Thumbay dam

Bantwal : Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner, A.B.Ibrahim, had order removing of silt from the Thumbay vented dam. Instead the sand mafia indulged in lifting sand from the dam and transported it. Because of deposits of the silt, in Thumbe dam, the water level in the dam looks higher. This news came to the knowledge of […]

Mayor Harinath assured to MCC to get sand soon

Friday, April 1st, 2016
Mayor Harinath

Mangaluru : Mayor Harinath has assured that the City Municipal Corporation would procure sand soon, to restart the development works. At the MCC general meeting on Thursday, Opposition leader Roopa Bangera said that many development works had come to a halt due to sand shortage. Harinath said that the sand collected from the allocated site […]

Civil contractors plan protest over sand scarcity

Thursday, July 9th, 2015
sand Contractors

Mangaluru : Civil Contractors’ Association in Mangaluru said scarcity of sand had affected construction activities in the district and the association will stage a protest, in front of Deputy Commissioner’s office on July 9 at 3.30 pm. Briefing reporters here, on Tuesday, President Purushotham Kottary said the shortage had affected the ongoing projects and also […]

‘Make GPS compulsory for trucks transporting sand’

Friday, April 17th, 2015
GPs

Mangalore : The district-level Task Force Committee on sand extraction on Thursday decided to make it compulsory for all trucks transporting sand to be fitted with GPS and for the Mines and Geology Department to continuously monitor it. Any violations of the permit conditions or deviations from routes would result in the cancellation of the […]

Sand sculptors present AIDS awareness at Malpe

Thursday, December 1st, 2011
Malpe-artist

Malpe: A sand sculpture by the three artists with corporation Bank participation, was made at Malpe beach as part of world AIDS (prevention) Day organised by Health department in Udupi district. Srinath M, Ravi H and Venki Palimar took six hours to finish their art surrounded by placards, with messages on protection from AIDS disease […]

Simplify Sand/Mining Policies: Protest Rally

Monday, May 16th, 2011
CPIM Protest Rally

Mangalore: The state Building and Construction Workers’ Federations’ DK Unit Committee leaders conducted a protest demonstration in front of MCC office on MG Road on Monday morning at 11a.m, seeking solutions to serious unemployment problems among construction workers at large, in view of complex rules brought onto force by state government in sand/iron ore mining […]

JAC of Sand Transporters to hold protest on Dec 14

Saturday, December 4th, 2010
Sand Boat Owner-Workers

Mangalore, December 4: Sand Contractors, Sand Boat Owner-Workers and Building Materials Transporters’ Joint Action Committee (JAC) has decided to to conduct a protest in front of the office of Deputy Commissioner here on December 14 opposing the uniform sand mining policy proposed by the state government. Speaking at a press meet on Dec 3, Friday,President […]

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