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Online accounting system to check illegal mining

Open cast miningThe government is planning to put in place an online system by December for mandatory registration of all minerals-related transactions in the country.

“We are going to introduce an end-to-end accounting system by the end of this year for all mineral transactions including mining, selling, transportation and export by miners, traders and exporters. This will check illegal mining,” Mines Secretary S Vijay Kumar told PTI.

Already, it was decided that environmental clearance will not be granted without the mandatory forest clearance. Parallel processing of the two is allowed by MoEF but getting one clearance will not guarantee the issuance of the other. This comes at a good time when gross violations in mining have been reported in mining projects.

Reference –  TOI


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