Kanataka will soon conduct drone-based differential geographic positioning systems (DGPS) survey to get accurate data on minor mineral deposits. Such a survey is a first of its kind in the country.
The survey will begin soon and the results will be scientifically analysed. The GPRS assisted data will give us the exact location and thiswill be mapped to further issue quarrying licences, according to State’s Mines Secretary R.S.Kataria.
Earlier in his speech at a session on quarrying organised by the Federation of Indian Granite and Stone Industry (FIGSI), Mines and Geology Minister Rajashekar B Patil said the State Government is open to study and adopt, if necessary, the regulations in Rajasthanon granite and decorative stone quarrying.
The government is in favour of doing away with age-old policies and replace them with industry as well as environment-friendly,revenue-oriented regulations, he said at a session on problems faced by the dimensional & decorative stone quarrying and processing industry organised by Federation of Indian Granite and Stone Industry (FIGSI) in Bengaluru.
At present, Karnataka has granted license for 450 decorative stone quarries and 242 quarries are operating. The demands to restore the 2016 policy of 2016 of granting licences without auctioning , simplifying the rules and regulations for quarrying in pattalands and simplification of environment clearances, and the NoC from the Forest department will be considered, Patil said
Source: By ET Bureau | Jan 08, 2019, 08.42 PM IST