Status of minor mineral mining reviewed at Bandipora
Work in coordination to make best use of minor minerals for developmental projects : Dr. Owais Ahmed
Bandipora : To review the lifting, transportation and status of different minor mineral mining activities in the district, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Dr. Owais Ahmed Monday convened a meeting of concerned officers at mini secretariat, here.
The DC on the occasion sought details from the concerned departments regarding the transportation and lifting of minor minerals for the developmental works besides also took details of various spots available in the district for lifting of minor minerals.
He asked the concerned to ensure availability of minerals for various executing agencies of developmental projects so that they do not face any dearth of material. Dr. Owais asked all the concerned departments to work in mission mode and coordination to make best use of available minor minerals in the district.
He stressed on scientific excavation of the minor minerals for developmental purposes without damaging the ecology of the area. The DC directed the concerned DMO and field staff to work in coordination with other departments in regulating mining activities and curbing illegal mining.
The meeting was attended by Nodal Officer Coordination Mohd Ashraf Hakak, ADC Bandipora Waseem Raja, JD Planning Imtiyaz Ahmad and other concerned officers.
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