Indiscriminate sand mining continues unabated in Thenpennai

Indiscriminate sand mining continues unabated in Thenpennai
08/07/2019 , by , in ALLIED

Illicit sand mining from the Thenpennai riverbed in the villages abutting the inter-State border has come to cause severe ramifications both from the point of systematic destruction of the river, forcing it to change its course to damaging the groundwater aquifers, leading to intrusion of seawater in the surrounding villages, adversely affecting the environment.

Despite an order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) and prohibitory orders clamped by the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (South) to curb sand mining, little appears to have been done in this regard as indiscriminate sand mining continues unabated.

The Thenpennai is the main source of irrigation for large extent of lands in the north-western districts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

 

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