Tag Archives: stone quarry

Illegal stone mining under admin’s nose

Baripada: Even as a contractual agency from outside has been carrying out massing quarrying of stones in Mayurbhanj district, the district administration is doing nothing about it. Local people have opposed this and drawn the attention of the administration to … Continue reading

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Illegal quarrying goes on as probe makes no headway

Jajpur: With a joint probe by the economic offences wing (EOW) of the Crime Branch, revenue and mines officials making no headway, illegal stone quarrying from the hills of this district goes on unabated in flagrant violation of norms, a … Continue reading

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Another worker dies in stone quarry; 10 deaths in year

Jajpur: Illegal stone quarry owners making money, risking the lives of poor workers has become a regular affair in this district and has resulted in the deaths of 10 workers over the past 12 months. A fresh addition to the … Continue reading

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Stone quarrying poses threat to wildlife

Jajpur/Chadheidhara: Forest officials Friday morning seized a deer carcass from the foothills of Lunibar under Dalijoda forest range in Dharmashala block of Jajpur district. Forester Chittaranjan Rout along with Dharmashala tehsildar Prabhas Behura reached the spot and sent the carcass … Continue reading

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Illegal stone mining rampant in Nilagiri; admin sits pretty

Nilagiri: About 43 stone quarries under the forest and revenue departments in Nilagiri area of Balasore district have been closed since 2013 after an elephant corridor was declared, but the authorities have not been able to stop rampant illegal mining, which … Continue reading

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