This study has been carried out with the objective of mapping/ verification of allotted sand mining areas, estimation of extracted sand quantity, identification of unauthorized mining activities, and verification of environmental clearance conditions (as per MoEF, GOI) for the Gumthala South Block, Gumthala North Block, Nagli Block, and Malikpur Khadar Block. A field visit comprising experts from Punjab Engineering College and officials of the Principal Accountant General (Audit, Haryana) was carried out on 18 June 2019. During the visit, observations regarding sand mining practices, area verification, and environmental issue were made for Gumthala South Block, Gumthala North Block, Nagli Block, and Malikpur Khadar Block. Apart from Malikpur Khadar, all other blocks are sand mining blocks. Malikpur Khadar is a Cobble/Boulder mining block.
Dr. Har Amrit Singh Sandhu
Report submitted to CAG