26.10.18 (RPSC) Rajasthan Current Affairs

RAJASTHAN

  • A fourth of Aravali hills in Rajasthan gone forever

 

  • In a starting revelation, Supreme Court appointed central empowered committee(CEC) on Tuesday told the court that 31 out of 128 hills in Aravali region in Rajasthan have vanished in the last 50 years due to massive illegal mining, compelling the court to direct the state to stop illegal mining in a 115.34 hectare area in Aravali hills within 48 hours.

 

  • CEC in its report said that illegal mining was going on in 15 districts in Rajastan and Districts of Alwar, Dungaarpur , Sikar were worst affected. It said that illegal mining was going on 115.34 hectare. It said that the majority of the mining leases in the state are granted in “clusters”.

 

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