RAJBIRAJ, Oct 6: In a bid to stop the rampant excavation in Chure and to save forest resources, the District Forest Office (DFO), Saptari, had banned the extraction of materials in 1km area of the Chure range and the forests there. Despite pressure from the District Development Committee, contractors and various other sectors, the DFO had strictly prohibited the extraction of limestone, stones and other resources from Chure and the adjoining forests. However, stating that the ban imposed by the DFO is illegal, Saptakoshi Municipality of the district has announced to allow extraction of materials from the rivers, which fall within the border of the municipality. This decision has sparked a controversy now.
CHITWAN, Mar 23: People of Kolar at Kalika Municipality-9 in Chitwan have called for closing the limestone factory based in their locality, citing possibility of its adverse effects on their territory and threat to their overall life.
KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Then prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal decided to award limestone mines to Dangote Cement Nepal Pvt Ltd on January 8 last year. The decision taken at a meeting of the Investment Board Nepal (IBN), was passed on to the Department of Mines and Geology for implementation. But the Nigerian conglomerate with cement plants in 14 countries was not assigned the mines for setting up its plant that would employ over 1,000 people.