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Why sand mining is rampant and what’s (not) being done to control it

Although regulations are in place, political connections and influence are allowing haphazard—and illegal—extraction of sand and other riverbed materials across the country. Why sand mining is rampant and what’s (not) being done to control it
An illegal stone quarry at Lele in Godawari Municipality of Lalitpur district. Keshav Thapa/TKP
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Dipesh Khatiwada
Published at : November 28, 2019
Updated at : November 28, 2019 07:35
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Dipesh Khatiwada

Dipesh Khatiwada is Deputy Coordinator at National Desk. Before joining the Post in 2015, he spent four years at News 24 Television as a news reporter, primarily covering the security and crime.


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