Haryana to curb illegal mining in Aravali range

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Chandigarh, Sep 19 (UNI) Haryana Minister of State for Environment and Forests Kiran Choudhry today directed the Regional Officers of Haryana Pollution Control Board (HPCB) to constitute a committee to keep strict check on illegal mining at Aravali range and submit a videographed report within 30 days to the Board.

Ms Choudhry while presiding over a meeting asked the officers of the HPCB to take strict actions against those who were involved in illegal mining and said regular reports of violations and prosecutions should be submitted to the Board.

The Minister said that mining at Aravali range was a serious threat to the environment and the violations should be dealt with strictness.

She said the Regional Officers of HPCB should properly take up the cases of violations and prosecutions should be launched immediately against the violators.

She said it was learnt that in some districts, farm land was being utilised for purposes other than agriculture which was a violation according to the Aravali notification.

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