The National Green Tribunal (NGT) ban has made no difference in Budni, the home of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. In the Budni area, the sand mafia is working to sift the Narmada river by taking out the sand fearlessly at the mines. On the instructions of the NGT, Sehore Collector Chandra Mohan Thakur has ordered a ban on mining from sand mines on June 30. Budni SDM Shailendra Hanotia is oblivious to this order of the collector. He says that there is no restriction in our district. Budni SDM is saying this to avoid action, stay in safe zone or he could not get the order. When this situation is in the CM’s area, then it can be guessed at other places.
The best sand in Madhya Pradesh comes at number one, Tawa river of Hoshangabad, Narmada river, Budni of Sehore district at number two and sand of Chambal river at number three. Nasrullaganj in Sehore district, Budni comes under the assembly constituency of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The sand mafia’s spirits are high in his area. In broad daylight, sand mafia is taking out sand by taking tractor-trolley in the beach Narmada. You can see this view every night or day from Circuit House, Vivekananda Ghat in Hoshangabad. From the night of June 30, the collector gave orders to stop mining from sand mines, but Budni SDM is not aware of the ban on sand mining, Budni SDM has said that there is no illegal mining, sand should not be banned.
Ban on sand mining for 3 months
On the directions of NGT, Collector Sehore Collector has banned mining for 3 months in all the mines across the district including Narmada river. There will be a ban on mining from 12 o’clock on the night of 30 June to 1 October. The contractor will be able to transport sand only from stocks.
There is no bar in our area
There is no NGT ban on sand mining in our area. You are telling about tractor-trolley excavators in Narmada. We will know about it.
Shailendra Hanotia, SDM, Budni
On the instructions of NGT, sand mining has been banned across the district. Ordered it on 30th June. A copy of the order has been sent to Budni SDM.
– Chandramohan Thakur, Collector, Sehore
Here: In Hoshangabad, dug through other mines including Karbala, illegal mining at night
After the NGT rake in Hoshangabad, the mineral and revenue staff cut off the route to the mine of Karbala with JCB. Mafia could not steal sand on the mines on Friday. For this, 15 feet were dug in the way of the mine. Despite this, the sand was getting better. On Friday night, sand was stolen in the river in Gujjarwada mine, village Nanpa.