Ban imposed on mining in Kashmir’s Lethpora

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Pulwama, Feb 6 (IANS) The administration in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district has ordered a permanent ban on mining of all sorts over ‘Kahcharai’ land at Lethpora with immediate effect.

Deputy Commissioner Raghav Langer said on Thursday that mining in the area not only causes loss of mineral deposits, but also destroys the natural beauty of the area.

Langer emphasised the need for adopting zero tolerance against illegal mining and asked the concerned officials to act strictly against violators.

The move comes following numerous complaints by locals that widespread illegal mining is being undertaken by various unscrupulous elements in the area which has become a nuisance for local residents, he added.

He also said that special task forces have been constituted to stop illegal mining in the area.

–IANS

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