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Jammu: Govt bans extraction of minor minerals from rivers

August 30, 2012 21:39 IST

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday imposed a ban on the extraction of minor minerals from riverine areas of Jammu for the period of two months.

The district magistrate, Jammu, in exercise of powers vested on him under section 144 CrPC, has imposed ban on the extraction of minor minerals like sand and bajri from the rivers, culverts and causeways for the period of two months with immediate effect, officials said.

The ban has been imposed to keep a check on uncontrolled extraction of minor minerals like sand, bajri from local rivers, nallahs including river Tawi, nallah near Sidhra Bye-Pass bridge, Jajjar Nallah, Kattal Battal, particularly in close vicinity of motorable and railway bridges which is likely to cause damages to the basements and super-structure of these bridges.

The DM also asked the district mineral officer, geology and mining department, Jammu, besides Tehsildars and Station House Officers to ensure the compliance of the order and also make it sure that the mining and quarrying shall be strictly in conformity with the norms laid down by the geology and mining department, they said.

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