BANDIPORA, SEPTEMBER 06, 2020: The District Administration under the chairmanship of Assistant Commissioner Revenue (ACR), Reyaz Ahmad Beigh Saturday chaired a meeting to discuss the modalities for issuance of mining permits to Panchayat Raj Institutions in the district.

The meeting discussed threadbare the issues with regard to the permission to be granted to PRIs for extraction of construction material from identified streams and rivers of the district.

It was given out that three particular spots have been identified in the district at Shadipora, Markundal and Sonerwani where PRIs will be allowed to extract construction material to generate revenue.

During the meeting the Department of Irrigation and Flood Control, Department of Fisheries and Pollution Control Board put forward their condition with regard to the extraction and urged that the eco system of the water bodies do not get disturbed.

Speaking on the occasion, the ACR stressed on adopting modern scientific approach for extraction of minerals so that the Eco-system of the river and streams are not affected due to extraction and make the process sustainable.

He directed the Department of Geology and Mining to strictly follow the guidelines and take care of all the technical suggestions given by Department of Fisheries and Irrigation and Flood Control besides following other guidelines.

Beigh said the unscientific excavation may have adverse impact on ecosystem of water bodies and need of the hour is to extract mineral in sustainable and scientific manner. He impressed upon the concerned to work proactively to protect water bodies from illegal and unscientific excavation.

The meeting was attended by DFO, Executive Engineer PHE, District Panchayat Officer, Assistant Director Fisheries, Revenue Officers, Officers of Geology and Mining and senior officers of the district.