Illegal quarrying: greens accuse officials of indifference

  • | Tuesday | 16th October, 2018

Leaders of Paristhithi Samrakshana Samiti have alleged that some officers are unwilling to visit hilly terrains. Only an actual field inspection will expose such unlawful practices,” says G. Anilkumar, convener of Paristhithi Samrakshana Samiti in the Mukkom area. Mr. Anilkumar also argues that not even 5% of the total number of quarries suspected of triggering the latest episodes of landslips in Kozhikode have been covered by the district-level committee. Anti-quarry activists in the district have alleged serious negligence on the part of the district-level committee, which was formed under a Sub Collector recently to investigate the impact of quarrying in ecologically-sensitive areas. He adds that surprise visits by Revenue squads are least surprising for many illegal operators as they have informers at various levels.

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