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Press evaluation:
Background:

Flood threats up due to unlawful mining: One can notice both the river banks being covered with large number of excavators and tippers, as well as large potholes, by Anish Tiwari (kp 23/03/2017)

Excavation casts dry spell in Chure, by Raju Adhikari (rep 16/03/2017)

Trees or electricity? Hydropower development is being slowed down by irrelevant environmental policies, by Hari Krishna Uprety (kp 01/03/2017)

Chure destruction: Water sources fast drying up, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 20/02/2017)

Excavations in Chure go unabated with backing from authorities: Locals face shortage of water, ruined farmland, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 16/02/2017), Minister lobbies with Prez to lift ban on Chure extraction, by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 18/02/2017)

Opinions divided over exploitation of resources, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 12/02/2017)

Government mulls lifting ban on extraction of aggregates from Chure (ht 11/02/2017)

Illegal sand mining thriving in Bajura (ht 10/02/2017)

Proposal to lift ban on excavation in Chure worries stakeholders, experts, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 09/02/2017)

Illegal river mining rampant in Dhading (ht 02/02/2017)

Parsa-Bara Industrial Corridor polluting Sirsiya stream, by Shankar Acharya (kp 01/02/2017)

Illegal sand mining hits agro productivity, by Govind Chhetri (ht 22/01/2017)

Sewage from local hotels polluting Phewa Lake, by Birendra KC (kp 20/12/2016)

Mushrooming brick kilns in Salyantar raise concerns, by Harihar Singh Rathaur (kp 19/12/2016)

Clamour to end river mining in Sindhuli (ht 01/12/2016)

Excess quarrying threat to irrigation projects in Jhapa: Quarry operators have been found breaching  the extraction limit of 877,176 cubic metres (kp 15/11/2016)

Illegal export of boulders rampant (ht 15/11/2016)

Limestone quarry puts Chitwan village at risk (ht 10/11/2016)

Workers elated as crushers resume ops, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 18/09/2016)

Exploitation of Chure land causes adverse impacts in Dhanusha (ht 02/06/2016)

MoE paves way forward for brick kilns (ht 23/05/2016)

Lumbini at risk: Factories continue to be built at Buddha’s birthplace posing an environmental threat, by Ram Charitra Sah (kp 17/05/2016)

EIA not mandatory for crushers: Environment Protection Act-1997 made it mandatory for projects to get EIA clearance from Environment Ministry, by Pragati Shahi (kp 07/05/2016)

Crusher plant operator files writ petition demanding extraction from Kali Gandaki River, by Chhabilal Tiwari (rep 21/04/2016), Crusher plant given time to cover up deep hole in river bed, say locals, by Chhabilal Tiwari (rep 23/04/2016)

Crusher factory's illegal excavation of Kaligandaki unchallenged, by Chhabilal Tiwari (rep 13/04/2016)

Locals protest sand mining in Seti river (ht 07/04/2016)

Restoring resorts: The debate about whether or not to allow wildlife resorts inside national parks flares up again, by Smriti Basnet (nt 01/04/2016), Conservation and Tourism: The two can go hand-in-hand and Nepal has shown how to do it, by Kristjan Edwards (nt 01/04/2016)

Sikta irrigation project: Locals protest extraction of sand and aggregates, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 28/03/2016)

Stone crusher plant operating illegally (ht 23/03/2016)

Officials, parties abetting rampant excavations in Trishuli, by Nirajan Poudel (rep 10/03/2016)

Crushers continue illegal operations in Chure region (rep 22/02/2016)

Illegal extraction of aggregates from Karnali River rampant, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 19/02/2016)

Energy, Forest ministries argue about eco issues (kp 08/02/2016)

Illegal sand mining rife in Panchthar, by Laxmi Gautam (ht 05/09/2015)

Govt extends deadline for crusher industries by one year, by Pragati Shahi (kp 15/07/2015) [??]

Excavation unabated in Bara, Rautahat (ht 14/07/2015)

Seven crusher industries shut in Kavre (ht 18/06/2015)

Post-quake reconstruction: Opportunity for brick kilns to go green (kp 01/06/2015)

Bagdol residents demand relocation of asphalt factory: Have been staging protest since Wednesday, concerned authorities yet to take decision, by Som Nath Ghimire (ht 31/05/2015), House panel directs authorities to close Bagdol-based asphalt plant (ht 04/06/2015)

Mining in forest near CNP destroys wildlife habitat, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 24/04/2015)

Illegal extraction of sand, gravel poses eco risks, by Bhusan Yadav, Bechu Gaud and Amrita Anmol (kp 18/04/2015)

Court orders to close Godawari marble factory, by Pragati Shahi (kp 17/04/2015), Supreme Court orders closure of Godawari Marble, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 17/04/2015)

Ban on plactic use concerns FNCCI (kp 04/04/2015), Govt urged to reconsider decision to ban plastic (ht 04/04/2015)

Crushing tale of the Chure, by Sameen Raut and Dinesh Panthi (nt 13/03/2014)

Quarry puts 12 Chepang houses in danger, by Pawan Yadav (kp 04/03/2015)

Poor monitoring spawns excessive mining of sand, aggregate, by Madhusudan Guragain (rep 28/02/2015)

EA: It Is A Tool, Not Trouble, by Batu Uprety /sp 13/02/2015)

Away from oil: Nepal must end oil exploration in the Tarai, as it is not worth putting the country’s ecology and economy at risk, by Kashish Das Shrestha (kp 13/02/2015)

Chasing the Churia: The sensitive Churia range is under grave threat due to unrestrained mining of stone, sand, and gravel, by Dipendra Gautam (kp 10/02/2015), Soil erosion inundating Kanchanpur rivers (ht 10/02/2015)

Unregulated extraction of resin destroying pine forests in Panchthar (ht 10/02/2015)

Trees vanishing from industrial estate (ht 03/02/2015)

Mining company equipment set on fire (kp 02/02/2015)

Crusher industry regulation: Govt seeks local bodies’ advice (kp 28/01/2015)

Prez displeased at deregulation of crusher industries (kp 25/01/2015)

Locals demand closure of crusher factory, by Ajit Tiwari (rep 17/01/2015)

Plan to relocate crusher plants delayed: Proposal submitted to Cabinet seeking six more months to implement new criteria (ht 15/01/2015), Crusher operators' license renewed for 6 more months, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 17/01/2015)

Checking unregulated mining of natural resources: Ministry in favour of extending deadline for crusher industries, by Pragati Shahi (kp 01/01/2015)

Govt bans import, use of asbestos (kp 25/12/2014), Government bans import, sale, use and distribution of asbestos (ht 26/12/2014)

Green Economy – The Way Forward, by Reagan Bhandari (rn 21/11/2014)

Govt revokes ban on sand, stone extraction, by Pragati Shahi (kp 02/09/2014)

Stir announced against Chure conservation project (kp 22/08/2014), Illegal mining of sand, gravel goes unchecked despite ban, by Dev Narayan Sah (kp 22/08/2014)

Closure of crushers industries leave hundreds of locals in a lurch (ht 09/08/2014), Crusher industry ban to be relaxed (ht 12/08/2014), Ministries at odds over crusher regulations, by Pragati Shahi (kp 15/08/2014)

Walking the talk: Mere sloganeering is not enough; the need for change must be internalised to be effective, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 10/06/2014)

The hills are dying: Programmes to conserve the Churia range have not translated to effective action; an integrated approach is necessary, by Deepak Chamlagain (kp 25/05/2014)

Regulatory chaos as stone crushers strike, by Pragati Shahi (kp 04/05/2014)

Brick producers plan to adopt clean technology, by Pragati Shahi (kp 20/03/2014)

Civic body cautions dyeing industry based on Bagmati banks (ht 12/02/2014)

Crusher industries in Tanahun found flouting basic rules (ht 02/02/2014)

Rampant excavation of stones, boulders in Terai destroying Chure region (nn 04/01/2014), Rampant excavation of stone resume in Chure conservation area, by Madan Thakur (rep 06/01/2014)

Buddha’s birdplace Lumbini threatened by hazardous emissions of local industries, study reveals (nn 20/02/2013)

Environment: Avoiding Costly Mistakes, by Batu Uprety (sp 08/02/2013)

Brick kilns driving farmers madMany Bhaktapur locals have stopped growing winter vegetables and crops, by Ankit Adhikari (kp 30/12/2012)

Go green: Towards a green economy, by Raju Pandit Chhetri (rep 07/10/2012)

Green economy: Concern for all of us, by Keshab Thapa (kp 07/06/2012)

Power projects to be kept off protected areas, by Ramesh Prasad Bhushal (ht 06/03/2012)

Valley brick kilns scoop up 217k cubic meters of fertile soil annually (rep 03/02/2012)

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