Sand, gravel and aggregate mining

M.K. Janardhanam v. The District Collector W.P. 985/2000 (2002.07.26)(Illegal Sand Mining)

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT MADRAS

M.K. Janardhanam

v.

The District Collector, Tiruvallur District at Tiruvallur.

Writ Petition No. 985 of 2000

26.07.2002 dd.

K. Sampath J.

Order:

This is a petition under Section 12 of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 to punish respondents 1 to 4 in the contempt application for wilful disobedience of orders of this Court dated 8-2-2000 in W.P.No.985 /2000 on the following allegations.

National Policy on Sand as a Resource for the Construction Industry (DRAFT)

Appeared on the Daily News Friday March 18 2005

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources

Draft National Policy on Sand as a Resource for the Construction Industry.

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources has prepared the following draft National Policy on Sand as a Resource for the Construction Industry for Sri Lanka in consultation with relevant Government Officers, Academics, Environmental Experts, NGOs, the private sector and provincial level Authorities.

Soman vs Geologist [2004 (3) KLT 577] (Restrictions on sand/clay mining)

IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA

Hon`ble Justice K.Balakrishnan Nair .

Soman vs Geologist.

Reported in 2004 (3) KLT 577 .

K. Balakrishnan Nair, J.

The petitioners are challenging two conditions imposed by the Geologist, while granting the quarrying permits to them for quarrying ordinary sand and brick clay from their properties. The brief facts of the case, as stated by the petitioners, are the following:

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