*DDC Doda chaired the meeting of DLTFC of Geology and Mining* _Directs DMO to widely publicize the fixed rates of minor minerals across the district on priority_

Publish Date : 27/11/2021
Doda, November 18:
District Development Commissioner Doda Vikas Sharma today chaired the meeting of the key officials of the District Level Task Force Cell of the Geology and Mining to discuss the measures being taken to curb the illegal mining and hoarding of prices of minor minerals in the district.
The DDC directed the DMO to widely publicize the rates across the district by way of social media, electronic media & print media, besides asked him to install big hoardings at the visible locations in all the Municipalities & Sub divisions so that people should know the fixed rates of minor minerals.
Moreover the DDC directed the nodal department to ensure that the rate list in banner shape is permanently fixed at Crushers and leases, besides asked them to identify the lands for construction of check posts in coordination with the revenue department so that within two days land shall be transferred to them.
Taking strong note of the low enforcement, the DDC directed the DMO to ensure that on daily basis the DC office  gets the report with regard to the action taken against the illegal mining and violation by Crushers and transporters, seizures, besides asked the DMO to ensure that all the teams constituted to curb the violation shall be mobolised twice a week on priority across the district.
The DDC also asked the GM NHIDCL and Ex En PWD to submit a report highlighting the factual position by verifying from their contractors about the prevalent market rates so that actual ground position shall be assessed and accordingly action shall be taken to uproot the violation.
The meeting was attended by SP headquarters, ACR Doda, Tehsildar HQ, GM NHIDCL, DMO, AD Fisheries, Ex En PWD, Irrigation, besides Officials from forest and other departments were also present.