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Unauthorised Chinese crusher plant sparks fury : The China State Construction Engineering Corporation has been mining stones in Palpa without environmental assessment, by Madhav Aryal (kp 10/10/2023)

Experts call for mutual cooperation in river management in Chure region (rep 20/09/2023)

Forest Minister Mahato courts controversy for his business venture plans in protected areas, by Bhuwan Sharma (rep 20/09/2023)

Riverbed excavations go unchecked in Kaligandaki : Both local units, which are tasked with monitoring and controlling exploitation of the river, and police have been turning a blind eye to illegal mining, by Prakash Baral (kp 18/09/2023)

Entrepreneurs In Corruption Landscape, by Rameshwar Baral (rn 01/09/2023)

Chemical fertiliser spillage causes harm to people, environment : Around 1,225 tonnes of DAP have been intentionally dumped in an open ground at the Sirsiya Dry Port since 2020, by Shankar Acharya (kp 25/08/2023)

Chure exploitation goes unabated in the name of revenue generation, by Devendra Basnet (rep 10/06/2023)

HURPES concerns policy on extraction of sand and pebbles (kh 31/05/2023)

Pipeline plan slammed for violating eco commitments : Experts say there is an immediate need to decarbonise the transport sector, not import more gasoline, by Krishana Prasain (kp 27/05/2023)

Night surveillance beefed-up to prevent illegal sand extraction from Doda River ( kh 06/02/2023)

Order to close crushers affects development works : The home ministry, through a circular earlier this month, ordered district administrations to shut down all illegal crusher plants, by Pawan Pandey (kp 19/01/2023), Illegal crushers allowed to run temporarily as construction projects come to halt : The government, however, has set a condition that illegal crusher plants have to be registered and pay taxes by mid-July, by Pawan Pandey (kp 23/01/2023)

All crusher industries shut in Dang (ht 16/01/2023)

Police seizes nine tippers including two JCBs being operated for illegal mining in Sarlahi, by Madan Thakur (rep 14/01/2023)

Govt directs to shut down all illegally operated crusher plants (rep 05/01/2023), Govt starts shutting down power lines of illegal crushers and sand processing centers, by Upendra Yadav (rep 07/01/2023), Illegal crusher industries in Kapilvastu shut down (kh 08/01/2023)

Haphazard exploitation of natural resources in Sarlahi, CDO acts as mute spectator (rep 12/12/2022)

Court bars export of sand, aggregates : Ruling says the government is a trustee in the protection of natural resources, by Binod Ghimire (kp 28/11/2022)

Environment and economic prosperity: Do we really have to choose?, by Sindhuj Thapa (19/09/2022)

Nepal mocks green pledges by approving new oil pipelines : The project is not only a waste of money, but also a glaring example of a fractured and unstable politics, experts say. by Krishana Prasain (kp 13/09/2022)

Forest Minister Yadav trying to allow private hotels to operate within national parks, by Subodh Gautam and Basanta Dhungana (rep 07/09/2022)

A nation built on sand : Nepal’s politico-business nexus is ravaging mountains and rivers, destroying our future, by Ramesh Kumar (nt 02/09/2022)

Collective campaign to check Kaligandaki encroachment (kh 15/08/2022)

Chure’s exploitation goes unchecked : Authorities have turned a blind eye on illegal crusher plants that occupy the rivers and streams that flow from the Chure, by Rajkaran Mahato (ae 14/07/2022)

Local levels told to implement SC order (ht 13/07/2022)

SC continues interim order on excavation of stones, sand and pebbles (rep 01/07/2022)

New rule allows crusher plants even closer to rivers, forests and villages : Experts say such policies will damage environment. Questions arise at whose behest the new standards were brought, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/06/2022), Closer to disaster : Unchecked exploitation of nature is certain to open the floodgates of large-scale climate conflicts (kp 22/06/2022), Crusher industry rules amendment stayed, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 24/06/2022)

Extraction of river products banned from mid-July (ht 18/06/2022)

Army veers off the environment track : The army has felled over 27,000 trees while opening the expressway-track. There are 13 community forests and many national forests in project areas, by Pratik Ghimire (ae 24/03/2022)

SC issues stay order on extraction of riverine materials (kh 08/03/2022)

Riverbed excavation unchecked in Gorkha : Local residents complain that relevant authorities are not doing anything to curb illegal extractions from Marshyangdi river at Dhaptar, by Hariram Upreti (kp 01/03/2022)

How Chinese contractor company is involved in unauthorized excavation in Dhanusha (kh 24/02/2022)

Limestone extraction drying up water sources in Lumbini : Residue substances from the excavation sites are carried downhill during the monsoon, blocking natural springs and damaging water supply lines, by Madhav Aryal (kp 20/02/2022)

Processes To Extract Iron From Dhauwadi At Final Phase, 20mln Tons Of Iron To Be Extracted (rn 05/02/2022)

Haphazard excavation of riverbed continues in Sarlahi : Contractors flouting standards mentioned in the contract, causing long-term damage to the ecology of Lalkhandehi river, villagers say, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 31/01/2022), Licence to plunder : Despite numerous reports of illegal extraction of riverbed materials, nothing seems to stem such activities (kp 01/02/2022)

Hiding their head in the sand : Illegal sand mining on Chure rivers displaces farmers, decimates a fragile landscape, y Ramu Sapkota (nt 29/01/2022)

Bardibas Municipality pledges to end rampant extraction of river products (kh 17/01/2022)

Permission granted for study and extraction of minerals at eight different places (rep 11/01/2022)

Former President Yadav insists on nature-friendly investment (kh 05/01/2022)

Chure degradation continues amid catastrophic projections : Even when there is visible environmental degradation, the local government has focused on promoting the Chure area as a tourism spot, putting the ecology of the region at risk, by Dilliram Khatiwada (kp 31/12/2021)

Illegal riverbed mining continues unabated in Palpa (ht 24/12/2021)

Green Economy In Nepal’s Perspective: Path Ahead, by Ujjwal Upadhyay and Arpan Gelal (rn 29/10/2021)

Haphazard extraction of riverbed materials poses risk to settlements in Bajhang : Vast tracts of arable land have been swept away due to unchecked riverbank erosion along the Seti river in last few years, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 29/09/2021)

Locals protest against decision to allow limestone excavation, claim that will dry up water sources (rep 23/09/2021)

Police impound tractors and excavator transporting sand illegally (rep 27/08/2021)

Govt to ban extraction and export of natural resources of Chure (kh 09/08/2021)

SC orders halt in excavation of riverine substances (rep 03/08/2021)

Haphazard excavation of limestone poses landslide risk in Palpa local unit : At least 45 households in Tinau Rural Municipality are at risk of landslides, by Madhab Aryal (kp 18/07/2021)

The way to environmental degradation : The decision to extract sand, stones and soil for export to reduce the deficit is unwise, by Shyam Mainali (kp 17/06/2021), The Chure conundrum : The consequences  of mining aggregates  are more severe than  deforestation, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 18/06/2021), SC issues interim order to halt govt’s plan of exporting river products (kh 18/06/2021), Supreme Court puts brakes on government’s plan to extract aggregates for export : Extracting the Chure resources in the name of decreasing trade deficit would degrade the environment, critics say, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 19/06/2021)

Illegal extraction of sand fuels violence : Contractors are illegally mining the Chure and Bhawar region of the country and those who try to stop them are greeted with pistols and khukuri, by Raj Karan Mahato (ae 10/06/2021)

Coordination Committee instructs not to use machinery for mining (kh 08/06/2021)

Few convinced as government body defends plan to export construction materials : The government’s plan to export construction materials from mines in order to reduce trade deficit has been criticised as an environmentally disastrous idea, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 07/06/2021)

Environmentalists warn plan to export stones, pebbles and sand can spell ecological disaster : The announcement in the budget speech was made without Environment Ministry’s knowledge, say officials who fear it could lead to unchecked exploitation of resources to the point the country may not have enough for itself, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 01/06/2021), Withdraw quarrying program from budget: NEFEJ tells government (kh 01/06/2021)

Excessive extraction of riverbed materials worries farmers : Capitalising on high demand for construction materials and negligence of local officials, smugglers continue to haphazardly extract riverbed materials from Daraudi River, by Hariram Upreti (kp 11/04/2021)

Illegal extraction of aggregate goes unchecked in Narayani river, by Nabin Paudel (kp 05/04/2021)

Everything you need to know about Nepal’s carbon trade deal Nepal will receive $5 for every tonne of carbon dioxide emission reduced as country embarks on earning up to Rs5 billion by selling 9 million tonnes of CO2 by 2025, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 27/02/2021)

Six crusher plants shut down in Tanahu (rep 23/11/2020)

Crusher industry operating illegally in Bajura (ht 22/11/2020)

Illegal construction aggregate mining business thrives in Mahottari : People have been pressuring the concerned authorities to stop illegal extraction of riverbed materials but no action has been taken yet, say locals, by Sunita Baral (kp 07/10/2020)

No more folly at Nijgadh : The consequences of considering the environment as an enemy of development will be at our own peril (kp 17/09/2020)

Now is the time: : The government and businesses need to plan a recovery that is greener and more sustainable, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 21/08/2020)

Haphazard and illegal extraction of riverbed materials in Gadi stream gain pace during lockdown: None of the concerned stakeholders have taken initiatives to stop the haphazard extraction, say locals, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 14/06/2020)

River mining rampant in Rautahat district (ht 17/05/2020)

Mahottari sees rise in illegal mining of construction aggregate during lockdown: Two journalists were threatened for covering the story about illegal mining in the district on Thursday, by Sunita Baral (kp 23/04/2020)

Farmers in Gorkha face difficulties to irrigate their fields as Daraudi river deepens: Many farmers of Gorkha Municipality especially those in Ward No. 5 are facing difficulties to irrigate their fields as the water level of the Daraudi river has decreased over the years, by Hariram Upreti (kp 21/03/2020)

Stone extraction rampant in Chure’s rivers and streams: The government has set up subdivision forest offices in Lahan, Dhangadhi, Siraha, Mirchaiya, Jamdaha and Bandipur to protect the forest areas, keep a check on illegal extraction of riverbed materials and to curb smuggling activities, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 11/03/2020)

In Lamjung, people’s representatives lobby to resume illegal crusher industries: The industry owners and construction contractors are pressuring the municipality office to reopen them, by Aash Gurung (kp 25/02/2020)

Chartered helicopter services banned inside Annapurna Base Camp region: The fourth council meeting of the Annapurna Rural Municipality decided to prohibit choppers in the region last fiscal year, citing adverse impact on the region’s ecology and tourism, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 18/02/2020)

Illegal crusher industry operating in Rameshwornath Community Forest in spite of ban: All crusher industries across the eight districts of Province 2 have been closed following the death of Dilip Mahato, who had been protesting against illegal mining of riverbed material in Dhanusham by Santosh Singh (kp 12/01/2020), Crush the crusher mafia: These illegal miners are not above murdering protestors (kp 13/02/2020)

Ward chair’s suspicious death triggers protests in Achham: Panchadewal Binayak Municipality Ward No. 2 Chairman Padam Bahadur Dhami was found dead in a cattle shed under mysterious circumstances on Tuesday morning, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 06/02/2020)

Illegal extraction of riverbed materials goes unchecked: Illegal sand mining goes unabated because the local units fail to take strong action against the guilty, say locals, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 06/02/2020)

Crusher industries operating illegally (ht 22/01/2020)

Locals of Rong Rural Municipality in Ilam impounded four tractors used in the extraction of riverbed materials: Stone smugglers from Mechinagar in Jhapa have been extracting stones from the Chure region for a long time now, say locals, by Parbat Portel (kp 17/01/2020)

Illegally operated crusher plants to be shut down, by Mithlesh Yadav (rep 14/01/2020)

Ecoorb makes eco-friendly paper from elephant dung, it’s also helping cut plastic usage: The Nepali company went into production earlier this year, by Krishana Prasain (kp 23/12//2019)

Illegal extraction of riverbed materials goes unchecked in Bajhang: Rampant extraction in Bajhang has increased erosion risk of infrastructures like bridges and roads, say locals, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 13/12/2019), Mahakali embankment at risk due to haphazard excavation of riverbed materials: Large scale business entrepreneurs, locals and even government offices excavate riverbed materials from the riverbank for the construction of buildings and other infrastructure, by Manoj Badu (kp 14/12/2019)

Supreme Court asks government to halt plans for Nijgadh airport: The judge has invited both the petitioners and defendants to discuss the matter, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 07/12/2019), SC bars felling of trees in Nijgadh: There are 500 to 600 years old trees. They should be preserved (ht 07/12/2019), SC stays Nijgadh airport construction work (rep 07/12/2019)

Chure exploitation will herald ecological crisis: Ex-president Yadav (ht 10/11/2019), Chure has been captured by crusher mafia: Former president Yadav, by Kamlesh Thakur (rep 10/11/2019)

Police seize three excavators from Mahakali River for extracting riverbed materials haphazardly: Municipal office has banned the use of excavators in extracting sand, pebbles and other construction materials from the river, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 14/10/2019)

Illegal extraction of sand goes unchecked in Kali Gandaki River: Locals complain that the smugglers are working in collusion with police personnel and government employees, by Prakash Baral (kp 16/09/2019)

Tarai residents protest in the Capital, demanding Chure conservation: Protesters say they were left with no option but to visit Kathmandu to draw the central government’s attention to unchecked degradation of the range, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 20/08/2019)

Illegal extraction from Mahottari riverbeds continues: Local units and stakeholders have remained suspiciously mum about the illegal activity, by Sunita Baral (kp 18/08/2019)

Conservationists warn against commercialisation of protected areas: Commercial activities in protected areas will damage biodiversity and environmental services, say conservation activists, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 09/08/2019)

Chepang women picket Dhading District Administration Office over illegal sand mining: Illegal mine operators have been extracting sand from river and streams in collusion with representatives of rural municipality, locals say, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 30/07/2019)

Sub-panel urges govt to scrap land deal with Huaxin Cement: The company has not  conducted the initial  environmental examination (ht 22/07/2019)

Chure degradation over the years has  worsened floods in Tarai districts Human activities are to blame for massive flooding down the Chure hills, environmentalists say, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 15/07/2019) [Total disinterest by govt and administration!]

Kailali industrial estate project in limbo: EIA report gathers dust in environment ministry, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 11/07/2019)

Morang panel set to impose ban on haphazard extraction of sand, pebbles from three streams: The local units, however, claim there is no threat on environment and human settlements as the amount of  sand and pebbles extracted from those streams was less than the quantity approved for this year, by Binu Timsina (kp 07/07/2019)

Overharvesting of yarsa harming nature, culture of Dolpa: Highlands of Dolpa turning into deserts, by Kamal Khatri (rep 06/07/2019)

Exploitation of rivers rampant in Rautahat, by Madan Thakur (rep 17/06/2019)

Crusher plants operating unabated near human settlements (rep 15/06/2019)

Plan to introduce tourism activities in protected areas alarms conservationists: Jungle safari and adventure sports in parks may help earn revenue but they can have deleterious impact on biodiversity, experts say, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 10/06/2019)

Locals protest against extraction of sand, pebbles in the Tinau river, by Sanju Paudel (kp 07/06/2019)

Petition filed at top court to stop illegal mining in Sunkoshi River: Excessive excavation with heavy equipment has destroyed the river, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 07/06/2019)

Over-excavation in Chure triggers inundation in Madhes, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 29/05/2019)

Illegal crusher industries cause drinking water shortage in Chitwan (rep 06/05/2019)

Gorkha tightens the screw on river extraction, by Narhari Sapkota (rep 01/03/2019)

Palpa folk concerned about adverse effects of coal mining, by Madhav Aryal (kp 28/02/2019)

Extraction of river products: Local levels told to implement SC order (ht 22/02/2019)

Illegal mining increases in Kaligandaki River (ht 21/02/2019)

Govt projects extract river resources illegally, by Devendra Basnet (rep 19/02/2019)

Illegal sand mining, soil erosion threaten Sleshmantak forest, by Anup Ojha (kp 17/02/2019)

(Un)making tourism: Our apathy towards the environment is harming tourism, by Geetanjali Upadhyaya (kp 10/02/2019)

Quarries pose risk to settlements (ht 10/02/2019)

Contractors continue excavating Tamor River despite warnings (rep 10/02/2019)

Harsher penalty set for illegal river mining (ht 10/02/2019)

Rampant illegal excavations deface Sunkoshi River (rep 02/02/2019)

Haphazard construction of roads and aggregate mining deplete groundwater (kp 22/01/2019)

Former prez Yadav concerned over Chure destruction, by Devendra Basnet (rep 12/01/2019)

Seti River turns muddy due to rampant excavation, by Binod Dhungana (rep 10/01/2019)

Tourism boom abets deforestation and encroachment in Kalinchowk, by Ramesh Khatiwada (rep 10/01/2019)

Action sought against two industries releasing toxic waste into Jhanjha River (ht 07/01/2019)

Locals ban illegal extraction of sand, stones from rivers (ht 04/01/2019)

Illegal mining goes unabated in northern Myagdi, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 30/12/2018)

Illegal boulder mining in Chure in collusion with local units, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 17/12/2018)

Local governments allowing mining in Chure to generate income, by Mithilesh Yadav (kp 01/11/2018)

Tapoban builds illegally in park area: Officials, by Binod Ghimire (kp 31/10/2018), Park authority reclaims forest from Tapoban, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/11/2018), Meditate on that: The decision to take back the religious forest is welcome (kp 02/11/2018)

Body formed to oversee aggregate industry (kp 27/10/2018)

It’s not just sand: The Valley’s hillocks that absorb rainwater and prevent flooding are being bulldozed, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 12/10/2018)

Chure destruction escalates as local bodies award licenses, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 10/10/2018)

Ministry launches manual to streamline reports: Move is expected to reduce approval times for Environmental Impact Assessment to 45 days from months (kp 26/09/2018)

Chure destruction: Haphazard extraction of aggregates continues in Chure region, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 19/09/2018)

Illegal mining in Trishuli River continues unabated (ht 05/09/2018), Lack of strict laws encouraging illegal extraction from rivers, by Binod Subedi (rep 06/09/2018)

River mining halted after protest (ht 09/08/2018)

Gandaki Province introduces its own rules for crusher industry, by Bishan Chettri (rep 26/07/2018)

Illegal mining of river products rampant in Urlabari (ht 23/06/2018)

Mahakali project in pits as crews extract stones, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 17/06/2018)

Court bans mining in Kaligandaki River: Court orders local units to stipulate rules to ban heavy equipment, by Prakash Baral (kp 10/06/2018)

Sindhuli DAO bans operation of crushers (rep 09/06/2018)

Illegal mining up in Tanahun (ht 02/06/2018)

The Gold Rush: Harvesting yarsagumba is profitable but such practices should be sustainable too, by Suraj Upadhaya (kp 30/05/2018)

River mining unabated in name of development (ht 25/05/2018)

Crusher plants into black marketeering of sand and stones, by Ramesh Khatiwada (rep 18/05/2018)

New directives to regulate riverbed excavation: Secretary at the Ministry of Forests and Environment Bishwa Nath Oli says the government will soon begin work on new laws to manage excavation activities from rivers, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 15/05/2018)

Crusher plants operating unchecked in Chure area, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 08/05/2018)

River sand pilferage thrives as authority fails to act (kp 04/05/2018)

Rampant sand mining in Rapti in pretext of Postal Highway, by Arjun Oli (rep 30/04/2018)

Govt to prioritise use of green technology (kp 26/04/2018)

Extraction of construction materials deforms rivers, by Anish Tiwari (kp 01/04/2018)

Dhading enacts new mining standards: The district is the first in Nepal to adopt standards to regulate mining firms, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 23/03/2018)

Illegal sand extractions threaten Karnali embankment, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 22/03/2018)

Riverbed goes down due to constant sand mining, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 14/03/2018)

Power to crusher, sand washing industries cut off (ht 12/03/2018), Govt cuts off power to stone, sand factories: The decision made to stop revenue evasion, land misuse and power theft, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 14/03/2018)

Illegal brick kilns in the middle of settlements, by Mitilesh Yadav (rep 09/03/2018)

Sand mines operating using fake papers, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 06/03/2018)

Sludge from sand mining contaminates Trishuli River (ht 01/03/2018)

Govt penalises firms for flouting green norms: Environment Ministry asks Health Ministry to ensure health facilities comply with environment law (kp 26/02/2018)

Pandit declares crackdown on illegal quarries, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 22/02/2018), Govt will give special attention to protect environment’ (kp 22/02/2018), Illegal excavation rampant along Bagmati River, by Madan Thakur (rep 22/02/2018)

Riverbed mining halted pending investigation, by Sudip Kaini (kp 24/01/0218)

Illegal mining puts Changu area at risk, by Anup Ojha (kp 18/01/2018), Illegal extraction of riverbed materials goes unchecked (kp 18/01/2018), Quick sand: Stop illegal excavation of riverbeds, the consequences are severe and irreversible (kp 19/01/2018)

Govt plans ‘self-monitoring’ for industries (kp 14/01/2018)

Use of excessive coal in brick kilns adding to pollution (ht 08/01/2018)

Bara factory poses serious health risks for locals (ht 01/01/2018)

Illegal mining ramps up as Dashain begins, by Harihar Singh Rathaur (kp 25/09/2017)

19 held for illegal sand  extraction from river (ht 15/09/2017)

Environment concerns arise as NOC-bought land is in park buffer zone, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (rep 14/09/2017)

Crusher plants causing noise pollution: Locals, by Suman Malla (rep 09/09/2017)

Ban on Chure excavation being largely violated, by Raju Adhikari (rep 02/09/2017)

Ruined crops: Unless remedial measures are taken the damage caused by industrial pollution would get worse (ht 09/08/2017)

Natural gas production test to be done at Teku (kp 31/07/2017)

Illegal extraction of sand on the rise, by Prakash Baral (kp 30/07/2017)

25 projects penalised for non-compliance, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 25/07/2017)

New guidelines upset power developers: The project developers worst affected by the new guidelines are the developers of the 900 MW Upper Karnali and 900 MW Arun 3 hydropower projects, by Bibek Subedi (kp 14/06/2017)

Water management: River basin management approach could increase agricultural and hydropower productivity to improve Nepal’s economic status, by Utsav Bhattarai and Santosh Nepal (kp 04/06/2017)

Biodiversity and tourism: Any tourism concept should be developed on the basis of a landscape’s potential and knowledge of the risks involved, by Lipy Adhikari and Pratikshya Kandel (kp 21/05/2017)

Amid election fever, crusher operators go into overdrive, by Anish Tiwari (kp 06/05/2017)

Brick kilns invading villages in Dhading (ht 24/04/2017)

Water sources dry up after illegal stone mining, by Dambar Singh Rai (kp 19/04/2017)

Crusher plants polluting Seti River, by Rajan Upadhyay (rep 17/04/2017)

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)
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