IEP CHANDIGARH JULY 02, 2022
Haryana Chief Secretary, Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal has directed all the Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police to take immediate action against the illegal miners. He also directed the officers of the Mining Department to personally visit the sites where illegal mining is being done and immediately send a report regarding the same. Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal said this while presiding over the review meeting regarding illegal mining held here today through video conferencing.
Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal while directing the Deputy Commissioners said that the implementation of directions related to illegal mining and the environment should be ensured. To prevent illegal mining, officers should prepare an action plan and also ensure its strict compliance, said the Chief Secretary.
Also, they should personally visit the site to review illegal mining areas and ensure action is taken against those involved in illegal mining. Besides this, police patrolling should also be increased, directed Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal.
He said that incidents of illegal mining should be completely curbed and as per the prescribed norms, strict action should be taken against those found guilty. The officers should conduct regular meetings of the District Task Force as well as inspect the mining areas from time to time, directed the Chief Secretary.
He further directed the Superintendents of Police to expedite the proceedings in the cases that are already registered against illegal mining. Further concrete arguments for the cases pending in the courts should also be ensured.
Sh. Kaushal said that strict arrangements should be made to control illegal mining in all the districts. Round-the-clock deployment of the employees in illegal mining areas should be ensured along with this Gram Sachivs and Patwaris should be deployed at the village level to monitor critical and sensitive areas.
Additional Chief Secretary, Environment and Climate Change Department, Sh. A.K Singh, Principal Secretary, Mines and Geology Department, Sh. Anurag Agarwal and other officers of the department also remained present in the meeting.