Mysore, Mar. 10 (JP)- Following reports in the media that mining is being allowed in Mysore District at Bolegowdanakatte, a sensitive forest area in Nanjangud Taluk, the Deputy Commissioner P. Manivannan, expressing shock, has clarified that no permission was gran- ted for mining.
Stating the reports as baseless, the DC has clarified in a press release that there are several hills in the area which are said to be rich in manganese and other ores. No permission can be given unless the DC gives a 'No Objection' certificate.
Manivannan said that he had ascertained from the Director of the Department of Mines and Geology, an authority to allow mining in the State, that no permission had been given for any mining in that area.
The Deputy Commissioner, who had inspected the Bolegowdanakatte Forest area, said that no mining activity has been approved in the said area as it was an ecologically sensitive area with a rich biodiversity.
The DC, who also discussed the issue with ACICM, clarified to them that no permit was given for mining in that area.
Courtesy : Star Of Mysore