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Local governments allowing mining in Chure to generate income, by Mithilesh Yadav (kp 01/11/2018)

Tapoban builds illegally in park area: Officials, by Binod Ghimire (kp 31/10/2018), Park authority reclaims forest from Tapoban, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/11/2018), Meditate on that: The decision to take back the religious forest is welcome (kp 02/11/2018)

Body formed to oversee aggregate industry (kp 27/10/2018)

It’s not just sand: The Valley’s hillocks that absorb rainwater and prevent flooding are being bulldozed, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 12/10/2018)

Chure destruction escalates as local bodies award licenses, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 10/10/2018)

Ministry launches manual to streamline reports: Move is expected to reduce approval times for Environmental Impact Assessment to 45 days from months (kp 26/09/2018)

Chure destruction: Haphazard extraction of aggregates continues in Chure region, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 19/09/2018)

Illegal mining in Trishuli River continues unabated (ht 05/09/2018), Lack of strict laws encouraging illegal extraction from rivers, by Binod Subedi (rep 06/09/2018)

River mining halted after protest (ht 09/08/2018)

Gandaki Province introduces its own rules for crusher industry, by Bishan Chettri (rep 26/07/2018)

Illegal mining of river products rampant in Urlabari (ht 23/06/2018)

Mahakali project in pits as crews extract stones, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 17/06/2018)

Court bans mining in Kaligandaki River: Court orders local units to stipulate rules to ban heavy equipment, by Prakash Baral (kp 10/06/2018)

Sindhuli DAO bans operation of crushers (rep 09/06/2018)

Illegal mining up in Tanahun (ht 02/06/2018)

The Gold Rush: Harvesting yarsagumba is profitable but such practices should be sustainable too, by Suraj Upadhaya (kp 30/05/2018)

River mining unabated in name of development (ht 25/05/2018)

Crusher plants into black marketeering of sand and stones, by Ramesh Khatiwada (rep 18/05/2018)

New directives to regulate riverbed excavation: Secretary at the Ministry of Forests and Environment Bishwa Nath Oli says the government will soon begin work on new laws to manage excavation activities from rivers, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 15/05/2018)

Crusher plants operating unchecked in Chure area, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 08/05/2018)

River sand pilferage thrives as authority fails to act (kp 04/05/2018)

Rampant sand mining in Rapti in pretext of Postal Highway, by Arjun Oli (rep 30/04/2018)

Govt to prioritise use of green technology (kp 26/04/2018)

Extraction of construction materials deforms rivers, by Anish Tiwari (kp 01/04/2018)

Dhading enacts new mining standards: The district is the first in Nepal to adopt standards to regulate mining firms, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 23/03/2018)

Illegal sand extractions threaten Karnali embankment, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 22/03/2018)

Riverbed goes down due to constant sand mining, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 14/03/2018)

Power to crusher, sand washing industries cut off (ht 12/03/2018), Govt cuts off power to stone, sand factories: The decision made to stop revenue evasion, land misuse and power theft, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 14/03/2018)

Illegal brick kilns in the middle of settlements, by Mitilesh Yadav (rep 09/03/2018)

Sand mines operating using fake papers, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 06/03/2018)

Sludge from sand mining contaminates Trishuli River (ht 01/03/2018)

Govt penalises firms for flouting green norms: Environment Ministry asks Health Ministry to ensure health facilities comply with environment law (kp 26/02/2018)

Pandit declares crackdown on illegal quarries, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 22/02/2018), Govt will give special attention to protect environment’ (kp 22/02/2018), Illegal excavation rampant along Bagmati River, by Madan Thakur (rep 22/02/2018)

Riverbed mining halted pending investigation, by Sudip Kaini (kp 24/01/0218)

Illegal mining puts Changu area at risk, by Anup Ojha (kp 18/01/2018), Illegal extraction of riverbed materials goes unchecked (kp 18/01/2018), Quick sand: Stop illegal excavation of riverbeds, the consequences are severe and irreversible (kp 19/01/2018)

Govt plans ‘self-monitoring’ for industries (kp 14/01/2018)

Use of excessive coal in brick kilns adding to pollution (ht 08/01/2018)

Bara factory poses serious health risks for locals (ht 01/01/2018)

Illegal mining ramps up as Dashain begins, by Harihar Singh Rathaur (kp 25/09/2017)

19 held for illegal sand  extraction from river (ht 15/09/2017)

Environment concerns arise as NOC-bought land is in park buffer zone, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (rep 14/09/2017)

Crusher plants causing noise pollution: Locals, by Suman Malla (rep 09/09/2017)

Ban on Chure excavation being largely violated, by Raju Adhikari (rep 02/09/2017)

Ruined crops: Unless remedial measures are taken the damage caused by industrial pollution would get worse (ht 09/08/2017)

Natural gas production test to be done at Teku (kp 31/07/2017)

Illegal extraction of sand on the rise, by Prakash Baral (kp 30/07/2017)

25 projects penalised for non-compliance, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 25/07/2017)

New guidelines upset power developers: The project developers worst affected by the new guidelines are the developers of the 900 MW Upper Karnali and 900 MW Arun 3 hydropower projects, by Bibek Subedi (kp 14/06/2017)

Water management: River basin management approach could increase agricultural and hydropower productivity to improve Nepal’s economic status, by Utsav Bhattarai and Santosh Nepal (kp 04/06/2017)

Biodiversity and tourism: Any tourism concept should be developed on the basis of a landscape’s potential and knowledge of the risks involved, by Lipy Adhikari and Pratikshya Kandel (kp 21/05/2017)

Amid election fever, crusher operators go into overdrive, by Anish Tiwari (kp 06/05/2017)

Brick kilns invading villages in Dhading (ht 24/04/2017)

Water sources dry up after illegal stone mining, by Dambar Singh Rai (kp 19/04/2017)

Crusher plants polluting Seti River, by Rajan Upadhyay (rep 17/04/2017)

Flood threats up due to unlawful mining: One can notice both the river banks being covered with large number of excavators and tippers, as well as large potholes, by Anish Tiwari (kp 23/03/2017)

Excavation casts dry spell in Chure, by Raju Adhikari (rep 16/03/2017)

Trees or electricity? Hydropower development is being slowed down by irrelevant environmental policies, by Hari Krishna Uprety (kp 01/03/2017)

Chure destruction: Water sources fast drying up, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 20/02/2017)

Excavations in Chure go unabated with backing from authorities: Locals face shortage of water, ruined farmland, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 16/02/2017), Minister lobbies with Prez to lift ban on Chure extraction, by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 18/02/2017)

Opinions divided over exploitation of resources, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 12/02/2017)

Government mulls lifting ban on extraction of aggregates from Chure (ht 11/02/2017)

Illegal sand mining thriving in Bajura (ht 10/02/2017)

Proposal to lift ban on excavation in Chure worries stakeholders, experts, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 09/02/2017)

Illegal river mining rampant in Dhading (ht 02/02/2017)

Parsa-Bara Industrial Corridor polluting Sirsiya stream, by Shankar Acharya (kp 01/02/2017)

Illegal sand mining hits agro productivity, by Govind Chhetri (ht 22/01/2017)

Sewage from local hotels polluting Phewa Lake, by Birendra KC (kp 20/12/2016)

Mushrooming brick kilns in Salyantar raise concerns, by Harihar Singh Rathaur (kp 19/12/2016)

Clamour to end river mining in Sindhuli (ht 01/12/2016)

Excess quarrying threat to irrigation projects in Jhapa: Quarry operators have been found breaching  the extraction limit of 877,176 cubic metres (kp 15/11/2016)

Illegal export of boulders rampant (ht 15/11/2016)

Limestone quarry puts Chitwan village at risk (ht 10/11/2016)

Workers elated as crushers resume ops, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 18/09/2016)

Exploitation of Chure land causes adverse impacts in Dhanusha (ht 02/06/2016)

MoE paves way forward for brick kilns (ht 23/05/2016)

Lumbini at risk: Factories continue to be built at Buddha’s birthplace posing an environmental threat, by Ram Charitra Sah (kp 17/05/2016)

EIA not mandatory for crushers: Environment Protection Act-1997 made it mandatory for projects to get EIA clearance from Environment Ministry, by Pragati Shahi (kp 07/05/2016)

Crusher plant operator files writ petition demanding extraction from Kali Gandaki River, by Chhabilal Tiwari (rep 21/04/2016), Crusher plant given time to cover up deep hole in river bed, say locals, by Chhabilal Tiwari (rep 23/04/2016)

Crusher factory's illegal excavation of Kaligandaki unchallenged, by Chhabilal Tiwari (rep 13/04/2016)

Locals protest sand mining in Seti river (ht 07/04/2016)

Restoring resorts: The debate about whether or not to allow wildlife resorts inside national parks flares up again, by Smriti Basnet (nt 01/04/2016), Conservation and Tourism: The two can go hand-in-hand and Nepal has shown how to do it, by Kristjan Edwards (nt 01/04/2016)

Sikta irrigation project: Locals protest extraction of sand and aggregates, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 28/03/2016)

Stone crusher plant operating illegally (ht 23/03/2016)

Officials, parties abetting rampant excavations in Trishuli, by Nirajan Poudel (rep 10/03/2016)

Crushers continue illegal operations in Chure region (rep 22/02/2016)

Illegal extraction of aggregates from Karnali River rampant, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 19/02/2016)

Energy, Forest ministries argue about eco issues (kp 08/02/2016)

Illegal sand mining rife in Panchthar, by Laxmi Gautam (ht 05/09/2015)

Govt extends deadline for crusher industries by one year, by Pragati Shahi (kp 15/07/2015) [??]

Excavation unabated in Bara, Rautahat (ht 14/07/2015)

Seven crusher industries shut in Kavre (ht 18/06/2015)

Post-quake reconstruction: Opportunity for brick kilns to go green (kp 01/06/2015)

Bagdol residents demand relocation of asphalt factory: Have been staging protest since Wednesday, concerned authorities yet to take decision, by Som Nath Ghimire (ht 31/05/2015), House panel directs authorities to close Bagdol-based asphalt plant (ht 04/06/2015)

Mining in forest near CNP destroys wildlife habitat, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 24/04/2015)

Illegal extraction of sand, gravel poses eco risks, by Bhusan Yadav, Bechu Gaud and Amrita Anmol (kp 18/04/2015)

Court orders to close Godawari marble factory, by Pragati Shahi (kp 17/04/2015), Supreme Court orders closure of Godawari Marble, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 17/04/2015)

Ban on plactic use concerns FNCCI (kp 04/04/2015), Govt urged to reconsider decision to ban plastic (ht 04/04/2015)

Crushing tale of the Chure, by Sameen Raut and Dinesh Panthi (nt 13/03/2014)

Quarry puts 12 Chepang houses in danger, by Pawan Yadav (kp 04/03/2015)

Poor monitoring spawns excessive mining of sand, aggregate, by Madhusudan Guragain (rep 28/02/2015)

EA: It Is A Tool, Not Trouble, by Batu Uprety /sp 13/02/2015)

Away from oil: Nepal must end oil exploration in the Tarai, as it is not worth putting the country’s ecology and economy at risk, by Kashish Das Shrestha (kp 13/02/2015)

Chasing the Churia: The sensitive Churia range is under grave threat due to unrestrained mining of stone, sand, and gravel, by Dipendra Gautam (kp 10/02/2015), Soil erosion inundating Kanchanpur rivers (ht 10/02/2015)

Unregulated extraction of resin destroying pine forests in Panchthar (ht 10/02/2015)

Trees vanishing from industrial estate (ht 03/02/2015)

Mining company equipment set on fire (kp 02/02/2015)

Crusher industry regulation: Govt seeks local bodies’ advice (kp 28/01/2015)

Prez displeased at deregulation of crusher industries (kp 25/01/2015)

Locals demand closure of crusher factory, by Ajit Tiwari (rep 17/01/2015)

Plan to relocate crusher plants delayed: Proposal submitted to Cabinet seeking six more months to implement new criteria (ht 15/01/2015), Crusher operators' license renewed for 6 more months, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 17/01/2015)

Checking unregulated mining of natural resources: Ministry in favour of extending deadline for crusher industries, by Pragati Shahi (kp 01/01/2015)

Govt bans import, use of asbestos (kp 25/12/2014), Government bans import, sale, use and distribution of asbestos (ht 26/12/2014)

Green Economy – The Way Forward, by Reagan Bhandari (rn 21/11/2014)

Govt revokes ban on sand, stone extraction, by Pragati Shahi (kp 02/09/2014)

Stir announced against Chure conservation project (kp 22/08/2014), Illegal mining of sand, gravel goes unchecked despite ban, by Dev Narayan Sah (kp 22/08/2014)

Closure of crushers industries leave hundreds of locals in a lurch (ht 09/08/2014), Crusher industry ban to be relaxed (ht 12/08/2014), Ministries at odds over crusher regulations, by Pragati Shahi (kp 15/08/2014)

Walking the talk: Mere sloganeering is not enough; the need for change must be internalised to be effective, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 10/06/2014)

The hills are dying: Programmes to conserve the Churia range have not translated to effective action; an integrated approach is necessary, by Deepak Chamlagain (kp 25/05/2014)

Regulatory chaos as stone crushers strike, by Pragati Shahi (kp 04/05/2014)

Brick producers plan to adopt clean technology, by Pragati Shahi (kp 20/03/2014)

Civic body cautions dyeing industry based on Bagmati banks (ht 12/02/2014)

Crusher industries in Tanahun found flouting basic rules (ht 02/02/2014)

Rampant excavation of stones, boulders in Terai destroying Chure region (nn 04/01/2014), Rampant excavation of stone resume in Chure conservation area, by Madan Thakur (rep 06/01/2014)

Buddha’s birdplace Lumbini threatened by hazardous emissions of local industries, study reveals (nn 20/02/2013)

Environment: Avoiding Costly Mistakes, by Batu Uprety (sp 08/02/2013)

Brick kilns driving farmers madMany Bhaktapur locals have stopped growing winter vegetables and crops, by Ankit Adhikari (kp 30/12/2012)

Go green: Towards a green economy, by Raju Pandit Chhetri (rep 07/10/2012)

Green economy: Concern for all of us, by Keshab Thapa (kp 07/06/2012)

Power projects to be kept off protected areas, by Ramesh Prasad Bhushal (ht 06/03/2012)

Valley brick kilns scoop up 217k cubic meters of fertile soil annually (rep 03/02/2012)


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