Extraction of minor minerals from rivers banned


Jammu, Dec 4: District Magistrate Jammu today imposed ban on the extraction of minor minerals from the rivers for a period of two months in an order issued here.
 District Magistrate Jammu Sanjeev Verma in exercise of his powers imposed the ban on extraction of minor minerals like sand, bajri and RBM from the rivers and from the areas 150 meter upstream and 100 meter downstream of the culverts, causeways for local nullahs, an official statement said.
 The ban has been imposed to keep a check on the uncontrolled extraction of minor minerals from local rivers and nallahs including River Tawi and Nallah near Sidhra Bye-pass Bridge, Jajjar Nallah, Kattal Battal, particularly in close vicinity of motorable roads and railway bridges, which is likely to cause damages to the basements and super-structure of these bridges.
 Verma however, also asked the District Mineral Officer, Geology and Mining Department Jammu, besides Tehsildars and Station House Officers to ensure strict compliance of the order and also make sure that the mining and quarrying shall be strictly in conformity with the norms laid down by the Geology and Mining Department.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 4 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 4 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 5 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST

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