Inspite of legal ban on sand extraction in rivers it continues in Mandovi river. Boats to extract sand arrive on the scene at 2.00 am every morning and continue till 11.00 am in the Mandovi stretch between islands of Divar and Vanxim. It was on even today.
All the three authorities Director of Mines and Geology, Director of Environment, Science and Technology, North Goa Collector and Deputy Collector for Tiswadi, are not acting in firm way. Sand extraction operate illegally purely supported by grafts to police, government officers, politicians. This is a specialty of brhamanical state headed by Digambar Kamat who is not only Chief Minister but also mines minister and sand mining comes directly under his jurisdictions.
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