District Administration Pulwama has ordered a permanent ban on mining of all sorts over Kahcharai land at Lethpora with immediate effect.
Deputy Commissioner Dr Raghav Langer today said that the mining in the area not only cause loss to mineral deposits but also destroy the natural beauty of the area.
He Stressed for adopting zero tolerance against illegal mining and asked the concerned to act tough against the violators.
He added that the move comes following numerous complaints by locals that widespread illegal mining is being under taken by various unscrupulous elements in the area which causes nuisance to the local residents.
He also said that specific task forces have been constituted to stop illegal mining in the area.