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Take strict measures against illegal mining: Chief Secretary

02:32 AM Mar 03, 2024 IST | GK NEWS SERVICE
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Jammu, Mar 2: Chief Secretary Atal Dulloo Saturday stressed taking strict measures as per the law against those involved in illegal mining across J&K.

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Speaking in a meeting called to assess the working of the Mining Department here, the Chief Secretary impressed upon the concerned to go tough against the illegal miners.

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He told them to use the provisions of enforcement measures quite rigorously to put an end to this illicit practice.

Dulloo took note of the availability of RBM (minor minerals) for the construction of infrastructure projects in the J&K.

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He directed ensuring the availability of construction materials to the public readily at government-approved rates.

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The chief secretary enjoined to see the models adopted by other states and union territories in auctioning of their mineral blocks especially in Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh for realising maximum revenue out of them.

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He also asked for completing the new initiatives like the establishment of a mining surveillance system and mineral check posts for curbing this menace effectively.

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