AJYCP demands steps against illegal mining of river resources in Lakhimpur
The Lakhimpur district body of the (AJYCP) has demanded the Forest Department to stop the alleged illegal mining and unabated exploration of natural resources in the rivers of Lakhimpur.
LAKHIMPUR: The Lakhimpur district body of the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) has demanded the Forest Department to stop the alleged illegal mining and unabated exploration of natural resources in the rivers of Lakhimpur.
In a press release issued by Lakhimpur district AJYCP president Hiranya Dutta and general secretary Diganta Bhuyan, it was stated that a section of businessmen was destroying the natural resources in almost all the rivers of Lakhimpur district, including rivers like Subansiri, Ranganadi, Dikrong, Kakoi etc.
"It has been observed that a large-scale business has grown up in the district taking the advantage of the mining of sand, stones etc. from the river basin areas fixed by the district administration in the name of implementation of various government schemes," the president and general secretary said in the press release.
Regarding the issue, the organization submitted a memorandum to the Lakhimpur Divisional Forest Officer on Wednesday and demanded the Forest Department to stop the alleged illegal mining of the river resources and the large-scale business that had grown up centering around it.
In the same memorandum, the organization expressed apprehension that the unabated mining at the left bank side river basin of Ranganadi, in the name of a mining permit area, would change the river course in future posing threat to the life and properties of the riverine people.