KUPWARA, FEBRUARY 23: District Development Commissioner (DDC), Kupwara, Imam Din today convened a meeting of Multi Departmental District Level Task Force Committee to review the Mining Plan of Kupwara district.
The meeting discussed threadbare various issues regarding extraction of minor minerals including sand, bajri and bolders from various Nallahs of the district.
The members of the Committee apprised the DDC about the ill effects of extraction of minor minerals from Nallahs with special focus on maintaining of ecological and environmental balance, besides, irrigation facilities and prevention of floods.
The DDC directed the members of the Committee to ensure mass awareness among all the stakeholders including general public regarding the guidelines of the Mining plan and ill effects of illegal extraction from Nallahs. He said while implementing the guidelines of National Green Tribunal (NGT), it should be taken care that people do not suffer unnecessarily.
The DDC urged upon the members to work with coordination so that better results could come on the ground, adding that coordination between Police and Civil Administration is very instrumental in yielding success.
Earlier, DMO Kupwara briefed the Chair about the measures taken by the department in curbing illegal extraction at Nallah Mawar and other areas.
Among others, ADDC Kupwara, Mohammad Ashraf Bhat; ASP Handwara, DSP Kupwara, DMO, Executive Engineer I&FC and other concerned attended the meeting.