FROM A Correspondent
TANGLA, July 21: The district administration of Udalguri after publication of the news in The Sentinel titled ‘Paschim lbari village faces erosion threat due to rampant sand mining’ on July 17 last has taken serious note of the fact and issued prohibitory order stopping any kind of sand mining in Noi river around Paschim lbari village area near Tangla on July 19. The order a copy of which is available with The Sentinel read “In view of the rainy situation and with unwanted excavation at river Noi at village Pachim lbari, under Dakua Mouza of Harisinga Revenue Circle, severe erosion has caused a threat to the change of course of the river.
In view of this Richand Ahmed, Additiol District Magistrate, Udalguri promulgated prohibitory order U/S 144 Cr.P.C at the said area, stopping any kind of excavation of sand and soil etc with immediate effect vide order no.UMG-3/2015/ 49 Dated July 19/2017.” It needs mention that uuthorized excavation at the site by some unscrupulous people had caused huge revenue loss to the government. From affecting the groundwater tables and adversely impacting the habitat of micro-organisms, the rampant sand mining had been behind changing the course of river and subsequent erosion destroying ecology and several houses of the people living at Pachim lbari village of Udalguri. Wildlife activists of the district had also expressed concern over the matter and brought the matter to the notice of district administration after publication of the news in The Sentinel. People of the area have expressed satisfaction and thanked Udalguri civil administration for timely action in stopping unwanted sand mining at Pachim lbari village.