States to Prepare District Level Report on Minor Minerals
A gazette notification in this regard has been issued by the Union Environment Ministry after amending the EIA notification of 2006.
The amendments have been made following the Jharkhand High Court order dated April 11, 2018, that directed preparation of a 'District Survey Report' for minor minerals other than sand and bajri.
According to the amendments, the state government and/or district Environment Impact Assessment Authority and District Expert Appraisal Committee have powers to prepare a district survey report of minor minerals other than sand and bajri.
The purpose of the survey report is to identify areas of deposition where mining can be allowed and identification of areas of erosion and proximity to infrastructural structures and installations where mining should be prohibited.
(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)