MPs demand stopping of illegal mining activities in Braj Parbat ar

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New Delhi, Dec 13 (UNI) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today directed the Ministry of Tourism and Culture to act immediately to save the Braj Parbat area in Rajasthan from illegal mining activities in Deeg and Kama taluks.

An assurance to this effect was given to a six-a member Rashtriya Janata Dal MPs delegation led by former Union Minister and RJD Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha Mr Devedra Prasad Yadav who met the Prime Minister seeking his intervention to stop illegal mining activities in the Braj Parbat area linked inextricably to historic and cultural heritage falling in Taj Tripezium.

The Mining activities not only hurt the religious beliefs and sentiments of crores of Krishana devotees in the country but also hurts the farming activities in the area, the delegation said.

The MPs alleged that the 'illegal mining' activities were going on in Braj Parbat area falling in Deeg Taluk in Bharatpur District.

The State Government had become a 'silent spectator' to the illegal mining without taking any preventive measures notwithstanding the orders of the two-member Rajasthan High Court Central Pollution Control Board.

''It is regretable that illegal mining activities were continuing and the Centre has the responsibility to save this historic and cultural herittage,'' they said. The MPs urged the Centre to develop this mountain zones falling in Taj Trapezium as a tourist spot through a special legislation and liberate the area from the mining mafia.

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