Report on illegal sand mining in forest land in village Hamirpur, Uttar Pradesh, 12/11/2020
Divisional Forest Officer, Hamirpur Forest Division, Uttar Pradesh in Original Application No. 769 of 2019 (Vijay Kumar Dwivedi Vs State of Uttar Pradesh).
The matter related to illegal sand mining in forest land in village Hamirpur adversely affecting the environment. The Divisional Forest Officer, Hamirpur was directed by the NGT to look into the matter.
The report mentioned that the mining block adjacent to the Bheri Dariya forest block was following effective protection measures like regular patrolling by frontline staff and inspection by officers of the Uttar Pradesh forest department to ensure illegal mining inside the forest area of Bheri Dariya forest block. Satellite imageries of Bheri Dariya Forest Block show that no mining was found either inside the forest area of Bheri Dariya forest block or in the 100 metres periphery.