Deputy Commissioner Kathua, Rahul Pandey today chaired a meeting of Mining Department and other stakeholder Departments regarding formulation of District Mining Plan. The meeting deliberated upon the issue of NOCs required from the concerned stakeholder departments viz Irrigation & Flood control, Forests, RDD, Jal Shakti, PWD etc.
The DC directed all the stakeholder departments to go through the details mentioned in the draft Mining Plan and seek clarification from the Mining Department in case of any query. The members of the Committee discussed at length the prerequisites for according approval to Revised Mining Plans and suggested the necessary rectifications to the Mineral department so that the process of e-auctioning can be processed further.
The DC further laid thrust on adhering to specified timelines for giving approval to new mining plans for different mining blocks of the district. The meeting was attended by members of the Mining Plan Approval Committee including Deputy Director (J) Geology and Mining Department (Member Secretary), AEE, Jal Shakti, XEN PWD (R&B), PDD, District Mineral Officer, DFO Kathua, Billawar and Executive Engineer, Flood Control Kathua and other concerned officers.