Sand mining at Lanva River stopped

TMB Report

Ccpur: Officials of Churachandpur District Administration and Police Department along with those from Forest Department on Monday inspected the Lanva River where sand mining was reported to be rampant, warning the persons involved that they will be booked under the existing laws if they repeat the offence.

The Additional Deputy Commissioner of Churachandpur Khaikhopau Ngaihte , Additional SP Srivanand Surve , and officials from the Forest department made the sand miners deposited their goods back to the river bed asking them not to carry on their illegal activity.

Meanwhile, the sand miners explained to the officials that they are hard pressed to make ends meet which was dismissed by the officials pointing out that they are working outside the purview of the law and that they should find legal ways of making their livelihood like others.

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