Centre begins implementing pre-embedded clearances for allotment of mining blocks in J&Ok

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In a step in direction of Ease of Doing Business, the Department of Mining has for the primary time began implementing pre-embedded clearances for allotment of mining blocks in J&Ok.

This was knowledgeable in a gathering chaired by M.Ok. Dwivedi, Commissioner Secretary Mining Department, an official assertion right here stated.

Earlier, the clearances from numerous departments like Environment, Forests, Pollution Control Board, Fisheries, Irrigation and Flood Control, Revenue had been the accountability of the Project Proponents and infrequently resulted in delays and entailed their approaching the involved stake-holding departments, it added.

After the federal government granted approval for allotment of mining blocks to Panchayats, the division carried out an intensive train to hold out surveys to determine possible minor mineral blocks throughout J&Ok. So far, in 65 blocks, clearances of all of the involved departments have been obtained in advance.  Around 36 Letters of Intent have been issued by the division and others are in course of in session and coordination with Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Department.

The technique of preparation of mining plans and securing environmental clearance has additionally begun. For efficient handholding to the panchayats, the federal government has permitted the mining division to organize mining plans and apply for environmental clearance on behalf of the panchayats. Majority of the blocks for PRIs shall be made operational by ending April, 2021.

The assembly was knowledgeable that for the primary time, clear e-auction was carried out comprehensively, which was the foremost requirement of the NGT and Supreme Court instructions. Many leases have been made operational after acquiring environmental clearances and the method of others are placed on a quick observe by the federal government. He directed that an train be initiated to determine extra minor mineral blocks particularly in uncovered areas to supply the provision of fabric in such areas to expedite developmental works.

Dwivedi shared that the federal government has carved out mining as a separate division given the huge potential of mining in J&Ok. The UT has a superb potential of mineral wealth like Limestone, Gypsum, Graphite, Quartzite, Magnesite, Lignite, Bauxite, Sapphire and plenty of different minerals. He stated the division has initiated motion for exploration of potential minerals in collaboration with the involved businesses.

The District Mineral Officers had been directed to successfully test unlawful mining and take measures for checking of charges of fabric with the assist of the Deputy Commissioners. They had been directed to successfully implement single window system put in place at district degree for processing of NOCs in a time certain method. District degree single window committees headed by Deputy Commissioners shall concern vital clearances on behalf of all involved businesses inside 30 days which can prolong to 45 days solely in distinctive circumstances.

In one other assembly associated to availability of fabric for main developmental initiatives together with AIIMS, J&Ok Minerals Ltd and J&Ok Projects Construction Corporation had been directed to take measures to enhance availability of fabric for these prestigious initiatives.

The assembly was attended by Vikas Sharma, Director Geology and Mining, Vikram Gupta, MD JKML, Ashwani Khajuria, Joint Director Jammu, Imtiyaz khan, Joint Director Kashmir, Chief Drilling Engineer, Dy, Directors, Adil Farid, Dy Secretary, Chief Engineer, CPWD , District Mineral Officers, Senior officers of JKPCC and the Geology and Mining Department.

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