Deccan Herald is reporting that the the district administration has failed to check illegal sand mining on the banks of many rivers in Coorg. Though there is an government order to stop mining, the sand from the banks is being extracted illegally and being transported out the the district. The news report also states that one of the reasons for the illegal mining being so rampant is due to the demand for good quality sand from the neighboring districts. The Task force that was constituted by the Govt to stop illegal mining are not bothered. Cauvery Sene Convener, Ravi Chengappa is disappointed as even the legal recourse is not helping much in the fight to stop illegal mining at Coorg rivers.
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