SRINAGAR: The District Mineral Task Force (DMTF) Srinagar has approved the establishment of mineral check posts to curb illegal mining and transportation, illegal constructions and filling of water bodies in and around the city.

The mineral check posts will be established within two months’ time along with installing of CCTV cameras for monitoring.

The DMTF meeting was chaired by District Magistrate Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary who approved the allocation of land for the establishment of check posts at Khushipora Shalteng, Mujgund, Bhagwanpora Noorbagh, Lasjan, K P Bagh and Padshahidbagh, and directed the concerned departments including Revenue, SMC and Planning to issue necessary permissions within a week’s time.

The meeting was informed that all the mineral checkposts which will be established will be connected with the Integrated Command and Control Centre coming up at Bemina. It was informed that the checkpoints will be constructed at an approved cost of 90 lakh rupees.

Speaking on the occasion the District Magistrate emphasised strict vigilance against filling of water bodies, illegal mining, land-filling, land conversions and other aspects which have severely affect the watershed and balance of nature making the area prone to waterlogging, flood and other issues.


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