Adv Sharma for fast pacing clearances for mining activities
Jammu, Mar 03:
Advisor to Lt. Governor K.K Sharma today directed the officers for coming
up with a mechanism for making readily available the material needed for
undertaking the works on various mega projects.
The Advisor was
chairing a meeting to discuss the mining issues in the UT of J&K.
The meeting was
attended by Chairman Pollution Control Board, Commissioner Secretary R&B,
Director Geology and Mining, Director Environment, Special Secretaries
Industries and Commerce/Law, Chief Engineers of Jammu Division and other senior
directed the Chairman Pollution Control Board to ensure that the clearances for
the mining activities to be undertaken by the prospective miners should be
expedited in consonance with the laid down parameters so that the material is
made available in bulk to the executing agencies for carrying out the
developmental works. He said that the Board should also fast pace the requisite
mechanism so that the clearances are given within the shortest possible time.
The Advisor also
directed the officers of R&B to work in close coordination with the
department of Geology and Mining besides the directorate of environment so that
mechanism is evolved for fast pacing the grant of environmental clearances and
other related things.
He said that the
requisite capacity building of the officers of R&B should also be done so
that they get acquainted with the processes associated with the mining process
and extraction of the materials so needed for carrying out developmental works.
“A fool proof method should be devised so that the development works do not
suffer on account of non availability of the material needed for their speedy
execution and completion” the Advisor maintained.
for ensuring that the litigations pending in courts should also be followed
rigorously, the Advisor said that the department of mining should take up these
with the law department for early disposal of the cases.
The Advisor also
directed the department of Geology and Mining to also explore other means for
fast pacing the process of preparation of mining plan for the miners so that it
can be cleared by the concerned department.