|Project Details||Vide a Gazette Notification dated 27 June, 2013 issued by the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources 192.5 acres of 51 hilly streams flowing through the Moulvibazar district were declared as Silica Sand Quarries. Of these 51 Hilly Streams, 29 streams are in Srimangal Upazila (administrative unit below districts), 7 in Komolgonj, 6 in Rajnagar, 3 in Borlekha, 4 in Kulaura and 2 in the Sadar Upazilla.|
19 out of these 51 hilly streams were leased out for 2 years to 14 individuals for the years 2015-2016 for extraction of silica sands used for refining ceramic products. Of these 19, 13 streams (Shumaichhora, Fulchhora, Murachhora, Jaitachhora, Isamotichhora, Bilashchhora, Aliachhora, Naranyanchhora, Udnachhora, Langliachhora, Jagchhora (west part), Jagchhora(east part, Dingdingachhora) are in Srimangal Upazilla, 4 (Dhamaliachhora, Laghatachhora, Languchhora, Shunchhora) in Komolgonj Upazilla, and 2 (Bobachhora and Borochhora) have their flow through the Kulaura Upazilla.
Although the following 32 (thirty two) streams were not leased out, mining was most illegally continuing there as well:
Bhurbhuriachhora, Jainkachhora, Khaichhora, Shawonchhora, Putiachhora, Noluachhora, Hugliachhora, Ghandhichhora, Ambailchhora, Aliachhora, Makrichhora, Shuarichhora, Patriachhora, Bulachhora, Borochhora, Jhalamchhora
Jhaplachhora; Jaliachhora; Deorachhora
Maruachhora; Kalamoachhora; Jamirachhora; Haarchhora; Dhamaichhora; Puranlichhora
Jolonglachhora; Deochhora; Shatma and Latichhora
Moulvibazar Sadar Upazilla:
|Relevant government actors||Ministries of Land, Environment and Forest, Power, Energy and Mineral Resources; Director General and Director (Sylhet Division), Department of Environment;|
Director, Bureau of Mineral Development; Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police, Moulvibazar; Upazilla Nirbahi Officers, Sadar Upazilla, Srimangal Upazilla, Komolgonj Upazilla, Rajnagar Upazilla, Kulaura Upazilla, Borlekha Upazilla, Moulvibazar.