Avert land breaching incidents, visit site: Mayawati

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Lucknow, Jun 13 (UNI) Taking serious note of land breaching incidents in drought affected Bundelkhand region, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today called up a high level meeting and directed the senior officials headed by chief secretary to make spot visit.

Giving instructions, Ms Mayawati said, ''Large scale examination should be done regarding the land breaching incidents.'' Besides, necessary arrangements should be made so that such type of incidents do not repeat. She also directed for taking the cooperation of experts for technical examination regarding the reasons of the incident.

After studying the report of inquiry team, a long term strategy should be prepared for preventing such incidents in the concerning areas, the CM said adding that awareness should be created among people for not disturbing the nature and the dangers of unnecessary exploitation of natural resources.

Chief Secretary (CS) Atul Kumar Gupta visited the affected places of district Hamirpur and Jalaun, where land breaching had occurred at 13 and five places, respectively. The CS inspected the land breaching sites at Hamirpur district headquarter and Kalpi village, Surajpur district, Jalaun (Urai).

Mr Gupta said large scale discussions would be made with the members of Geological Survey of India for preventing such incidents.

During the visit, the CS also made review of the programmes being run to tackle the drought situation in both the districts.

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