Officials begin inspections on illegally mined mineral sand

Sand mining: Officials begin inspections
Tirunelveli, Oct 17: A team of officials today began separate inspections at 52 places in the district to ascertain the quantum of illegally mined mineral sand.

Officials said the team also comprises experts in geology, who would conduct a survey.

The team arrived in this district yesterday and had informal discussions on the method to carry out the inspection.

Asked what was the purpose of the inspection when a team led by Gagandeep Bedi, a senior IAS official had submitted his report, the officials said they should have a proper document before taking action against illegal sand miners.


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