Illegal sand mining is eating away people's homes, farmland and wildlife habitats
Mongla port authority must not dump extracted river sand on cropland
The Supreme Court today scrapped a High Court verdict that allowed Md Salim Khan, a local Awami League leader, to extract sand from the Meghna river in Chandpur.
The High Court directs the government to immediately stop illegal sand extraction from the Gorai river in Kushtia.
Land Minister Shamsur Rahman Sharif directed the deputy commissioners to take strict measures against those who illegally extract ‘lakhs of tonnes’ of sand from river beds.