Machakos County Sand Harvesting Act, 2014 (No. 3 of 2014). | Land Portal

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The object and purpose of this Act is to provide a legal framework for sand harvesting, i.e. the removal, extraction, harvesting or scooping of sand from a designated areas. In particular the Act provides, among other things for the registration of sand dealers and sand harvesting associations, environmental impact assessment and the rehabilitation and protection of the environment from harmful effects of sand harvesting and related activities. It also enables communities to participate in the management of sand harvesting.The Act establishes a County Sand Harvesting Management Committee, which shall be responsible for, among other things, registration and formulation of environmental conservancy programmes in relation to sand harvesting. The Committee shall approve the establishment of such number of Sand Harvesting Associations as it may deem fit and in accordance with the law relating to the registration of associations. self-help groups and community based organizations. No person shall use, cause or permit to remove sand from any river, farm, ranch or other land for the purposes of sale unless valid license issued under this Act.

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