Kupwara, Aug 25: The District Development Commissioner (DC) Kupwara, Ms. Ayushi Sudan (IAS) on Friday chaired a meeting of the Mining Plan Approval Committee.
During the meeting, threadbare discussions were held on mining on scientific patterns.
The District Development Commisioner, directed officers of Geology and Mining and other Line departments to visit the spot for ground check and authentication before resizing /reducing the area of Minor Mineral Block No. 2 ( Shedipora – Rukhmachwari (Bakhihakar to Kachwara Talri- Nallah.
The District Development Commisioner directed Geology and Mining department to take on board all line departments.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC stressed upon all committee members that it shall be ensured that extraction of minerals is done without disturbing the ecology as per the already laid down guidelines.
While briefing the chair DMO Kupwara, Mohammad Burhan Din said that during the FY, 2022-23 a total revenue of Rs.2,16,8714 was generated and compounding offence Rs. 91,64542 realised and 483 vehicles were seized.
DMO further apprised that during FY, 2023-24 total revenue of Rs.10, 196797 was generated and compounding offence of Rs. 39,02612 was recovered and 206 vehicles were seized for illegal mining in Kupwara district.
Joint Director, Geology and Mining, Kashmir, Khawaja Nisar, EXen Irrigation & Flood Control, Kupwara and EXen, I & FC Handwara and other concerned officers and employees attended the meeting.