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Government to partner with ISRO to track illegal mining

The Union Ministry of Mines is readying plans to use remote sensing satellite data to curb illegal mining across States.

Satellite imageries taken regularly would help to keep an eye on legal boundaries of mined areas.

This entails states to utilise remote sensing technology to take satellite images of their mines and keep updating it every 15-20 days.

That will help authorities in ascertaining the extent of mining operations and check illegal extraction of minerals.

The draft of Indian Bureau of Mines–ISRO MoU for tracking major minerals has been finalised.