Illegal mining in Derabasi,Punjab

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Damandeep SinghLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

October 6, 2019

Location of Conflict

Derabasi

Mohali

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Sand Mining

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Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

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Starting Year

2017

State

Punjab

Sector

Mining

The illegal mining around the area of river Ghaggar is going unabated. The administration has failed to take any action against the illegal miners. Recently the residents of Dera Basi allege that, the truckloads of sand and gravel are being ferried from Ghaggar river every day and the mining contractors have also dug up the fields. Despite having governmentapproved sites near the area the villagers allege that illegal mining rampant around approved sites. Now, the residents are worried about the condition of their field. Due to illegal mining around the field, it is becoming hard for them to work on the field. The illegal mining around the area of river Ghaggar is going unabated. The administration has failed to take any action against the illegal miners. Recently the residents of Dera Basi allege that, the truckloads of sand and gravel are being ferried from Ghaggar river every day and the mining contractors have also dug up the fields. Despite having governmentapproved sites near the area the villagers allege that illegal mining rampant around approved sites. Now, the residents are worried about the condition of their field. Due to illegal mining around the field, it is becoming hard for them to work on the field. They approached the administration and did not find any concrete action from the government's authorities to stop illegal mining. Thus, when they try to stop it own their own the miners threatened and intimidated them. The government officials raided once the site but returned emptyhanded as they did not find any illegal mining in the reported area. This prompted the villagers to doubt the seriousness of administration.

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Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

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District Mining Officer and Deputy Commissioner, Government of Punjab

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Damandeep Singh

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Damandeep Singh

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Damandeep Singh

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