Ang: Anantnag Mining Plan Committee Saturday accorded approval to seven mining plans that have been e- auctioned earlier.
The committee under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner K.K Sidha, held threadbare discussions on the mining plans furnished by the successful bidders.
In his address, the Deputy Commissioner called for involving PRIs in the monitoring of riverbed material extraction to ensure that habitual offenders do not misuse the auctioned process.
He said the patches identified for e-auction should be properly delineated and cement posts pinpointing the boundaries of auctioned patches should be installed immediately .
The DC asked the DMO to activate his field functionaries for effective monitoring so that no extraction is carried out beyond the permissible limits.
The Executive Engineers of Flood Control and Irrigation departments were directed to keep vigil on rivers and streams and ensure that no illegal extraction takes place anywhere in the district .
Additional Deputy Commissioner Gh. Hassan Sheikh, Deputy Director central, Geology and Mining, Executive Engineer Flood Control Division, Ex. Engineer Irrigation, District Panchayat Officer and District Mineral Officer participated in the meeting.