The District-Level Monitoring Committee, Tanahun, has ordered to close six illegally run crusher industries in the district. The crusher industries operating without getting registration in the Company Registrar’s Office and Industry Department were closed.
Chief District Officer of Tanahun Sagar Acharya said that four of Shuklagandaki Municipality and one each from Myagde Rural Municipality and Bandipur Rural Municipality were closed. Such a move was taken after the industries were found illegally extracting sand, stones and others from the rivers in the district.
“Stones, pebbles, sands are the properties of the local levels. The local levels should know this and work for its protection,” Acharya said, adding that the municipality did not write to the concerned crusher industries to prevent the excavation of the sands and stones. Illegal excavation of the rivers is not acceptable, he stated.