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In Rajasthan's Alwar, 31 Hillocks Have Disappeared Due to Illegal Mining, Says Govt

Excavation of minerals from hillocks results in levelling of ground and the Forest Survey of India (FSI) has observed that 31 hillocks have disappeared in Alwar district

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Updated:January 7, 2019, 11:13 PM IST
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In Rajasthan's Alwar, 31 Hillocks Have Disappeared Due to Illegal Mining, Says Govt
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New Delhi: Thirty-one hillocks have disappeared from Rajasthan's Alwar district as a result of levelling of ground due to illegal excavation of minerals, Parliament was informed on Monday.

As per information provided by Rajasthan's Department of Mines and Geology, excavation of minerals from hillocks results in levelling of ground and the Forest Survey of India (FSI) has observed that 31 hillocks have disappeared in Alwar district, Minister of State for Environment Mahesh Sharma told the Rajya Sabha.

No hillocks from the Aravalli Range have disappeared due to mining operation undertaken illegally, he said.

The minister said this information was shared by the Haryana government.

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