Centre starts implementing pre-embedded clearances for allotment of mining blocks in J&K

In a step in the direction of Ease of Doing Enterprise, the Division 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 Division, an official assertion right here mentioned.

Earlier, the clearances from numerous departments like Atmosphere, Forests, Air pollution Management Board, Fisheries, Irrigation and Flood Management, Income have been the duty of the Challenge 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 in depth train to hold out surveys to determine possible minor mineral blocks throughout J&Ok. To this point, in 65 blocks, clearances of all of the involved departments have been obtained in advance.  Round 36 Letters of Intent have been issued by the division and others are in course of in session and coordination with Rural Growth & Panchayati Raj Division.

The method 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 arrange 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 docket instructions. Many leases have been made operational after acquiring environmental clearances and the method of others are placed on a quick monitor by the federal government. He directed that an train be initiated to determine extra minor mineral blocks particularly in uncovered areas to supply the supply of materials 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 potential of mineral wealth like Limestone, Gypsum, Graphite, Quartzite, Magnesite, Lignite, Bauxite, Sapphire and lots of different minerals. He mentioned the division has initiated motion for exploration of potential minerals in collaboration with the involved companies.

The District Mineral Officers have been directed to successfully examine unlawful mining and take measures for checking of charges of materials with the assist of the Deputy Commissioners. They have been directed to successfully implement single window system put in place at district stage for processing of NOCs in a time sure method. District stage single window committees headed by Deputy Commissioners shall challenge crucial clearances on behalf of all involved companies inside 30 days which can prolong to 45 days solely in distinctive circumstances.

In one other assembly associated to availability of materials for main developmental tasks together with AIIMS, J&Ok Minerals Ltd and J&Ok Initiatives Development Company have been directed to take measures to enhance availability of materials for these prestigious tasks.

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, Administrators, Adil Farid, Dy Secretary, Chief Engineer, CPWD , District Mineral Officers, Senior officers of JKPCC and the Geology and Mining Division.

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