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Indian city to conduct GPS survey to curb mining violations

India: Goa Mines and Geology department has asked all mining lease holders in the state to conduct the differential global positioning survey (DGPS) by mid-June which will ascertain boundaries and violations by mining operators. Director of Mines and Geology, Prasanna Acharya has asked all the valid mining leases to carry out DGPS survey through the state empanelled agencies.

The survey will have to be completed by June 15, 2013. The Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) had asked the mining lease holders to conduct such a survey, after it was noticed in the Justice M B Shah Commission report that several of the mine owners have violated the boundaries and encroached outside their leases.

Source: ET