Meet to enhance cooperation to stop illegal mining

Chaibasa: Senior civil and police officers of Odisha and Jharkhand on Thursday met to enhance cooperation between the officials of the two states to stop illegal mining.
The basic aim of the meeting was to establish co-ordination between the two states to check illegal mining and transportation, said Sunil Burnwal, Secretary (Mine) of Government of Jharkhand.
The Jharkhand delegation led by Burnwal comprised the IGP (Ranchi) M S Bhatia, Commissioner of Kolhan Rakesh Kumar, Police Superintendents of East and West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharswan while Odisha team was led by state Home Secretary Upendra Nath Behra and comprised of SPs of three bordering districts of Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Sundergarh.
Burnwal told newsmen that Jharkhand would give online details about the production as well as road permit issued to transport the ore in six months time.
Besides, they would also identify the route through which the transporter would transport and only those vehicles registered with the mining department would be involved in transportations, he said adding that some locations have also been identified to set up check posts to check illegal transportation of minerals.
Expressing satisfaction over the outcome of the meet, Behra said the purpose was to establish co-ordination between the two states.
The two states have also decided to keep vigil on road traffic to control the illegal transportation, he added.