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Tassaduq Mufti for sustainable mining practices in J&K

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Srinagar | Monday, Jun 19 2017 IST
 
Asserting that concert measures should be taken to curb the menace of illegal mining in the state, Coordinator Chief Minister's Grievance Cell, Tassaduq Hussain Mufti said that indiscriminate mining has adversely impacted the ecology and environment of the region.Mr Mufti, who today took cognisance of grievances originating due to indiscriminate mining during a meeting with Director Geology and Mining, discussed threadbare various measures for sustainable mining practices across the state. He said the indiscriminate Mining has adversely impacted the ecology and environment of the region. "It has made several areas vulnerable and dangerous for the local populace living in the neighborhood of the mining regions," he added.The Coordinator expressed concern at stone quarrying where the cutting heights have reached the permissible limits making it more dangerous which has also made the surrounding land less productive and even barren at several places.In light of the grievances, Mr Mufti suggested on following sustainable mining practices which are currently in vogue in several progressive countries and strictly adhere to the Indian mining guidelines.

He suggested on shutting down illegal and unregulated mines, cleaning up the sites of shut down mines, choosing environmentally friendly general mining processes and implementing recently discovered green mining technologies.He also called for contour mining or terraced mining in place of current mining techniques which are hazardous for our environment as well as human resource. He stressed on having green belts around mining regions so that the effects of pollution are minimised along with concrete steps to be taken for mine site reclamation. UNI ABS SNU 2329

-- (UNI) -- C-1-DL0153-941163.Xml

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