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Tamilnadu News

REVEALED: How Tamil Nadu Officials Made Up A Report To Aid Illegal Sand-Mining

Sandhya Ravishankar

A joint-inspection team from the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests and various departments of Tamil Nadu, including the mining department, prepared a report in four days to allegedly exonerate the state’s powerful sand-mining lobby, HuffPost India has found.

HuffPost India’s investigations reveal this “Joint Inspection Report” was an effort to derail a high-stakes state government investigation into illegal beach sand-mining cartels.

The sand-mining companies obtained this report via the Right to Information Act and used it to contradict the government’s stance in the Madras High Court……

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