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TN govt to take stringent action against stone quarries

Tamil Nadu authorities is mooting stringent motion in opposition to the stone quarries within the state after it acquired a number of complaints of unlawful crushing of stones and blasting within the quarries.
CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu authorities is mooting stringent motion in opposition to the stone quarries within the state after it acquired a number of complaints of unlawful crushing of stones and blasting within the quarries.

The state Chief secretary has, in response to data out there, directed all of the district collectors to conduct a correct survey on the variety of stone quarries current of their respective districts and to conduct a correct investigation on whether or not all these quarries are functioning in response to the protocols prescribed .

Sources within the Tamil Nadu authorities instructed IANS that the principle motive has been numerous complaints from environmentalists and social activists on the quarries creating environmental hazards, together with air pollution of freshwater sources.

Villupuram district collector D. Mohan directed all of the quarry house owners within the district to strictly comply with the protocols and abide by the federal government guidelines or face police motion. He has additionally knowledgeable the quarry house owners to pay attention to the security of the people who find themselves dwelling close to the quarries and to make use of skilled drivers within the vans which are transporting the crushed stones from the quarries as a number of accidents have been reported within the district involving dashing vans carrying supplies from quarries.

The district collector has additionally directed quarry house owners to tell the native folks earlier than rocks are blasted in these quarries. The district collector has additionally warned the quarry house owners that there could be common inspection by the air pollution management board and different arms of the federal government and directed them to have all of the data in place.

It might be famous that many environmentalists had concerning the air pollution being attributable to quarries in Southern districts of Tamil Nadu and that is additionally one motive for the federal government to maneuver ahead with robust measures.

PR Kesavaraj, Director, Environmental Research Centre, Madurai whereas chatting with IANS mentioned, “The quarries have been deploying tactics that are not in line with the environmental protocols of the government. It is a good development that the district collectors have started cracking down on these quarries. It has to be seen whether these actions will continue or end up as a single-day phenomenon. If proper measures are taken, it will be good for the environment and the society.”

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