Authorities rule in favour of preserving Nashik’s mountain range, halt illegal mining projects!

Authorities rule in favour of preserving Nashik’s mountain range, halt illegal mining projects!

In May 2021, the Brahmagiri mountain range in Nashik witnessed heavy ruination due to a construction project by a private developer. This incident revealed to the Brahmagiri Kruti Samiti (Brahmagiri Action Committee) that such developments are commonplace in the region; hundreds of risk-prone and illegal mining, excavation and construction were being carried out in the Sahyadri mountain range.

Jhatkaa.org, in tandem with our grassroots partner Brahmagiri Kruti Samiti, set in motion a campaign demanding that excavation, mining, or construction work in the region be halted, heavy fines for defaulters, and the demarcation of special non-developmental zones in the region. We visited the State Minister of Environment & Climate Change, Mr Sanjay Bansode, following which a team of officers from different government departments started visiting the sites of destruction.

Pressure from over 13,300 citizens through this campaign resulted in the district administration issuing a stop-work order on illegal mining projects in Nashik district on 20th June 2021!

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