Panaji (Goa) As many as 200 sand extraction permits are been granted for the season by the Directorate of Mines and Geology (DMG).
The sand permits are granted for a period of one year with ban during monsoon period.
The legal sand extraction is permitted in River beds of Mandovi, Chapora, Terekhol, Macazana R, Rivona, Loutolim and Talaulim.
The extraction activities are banned between 6.00pm to 6.00am. An annual cap of 1400 cubic meters sand extraction per permit is been fixed.