Department of Mines and Geology Department of Gurugram and Nuh are scuffling with acute scarcity of workers and infrastructure which makes it tough for the involved officers to curb unlawful mining throughout the 2 districts.
Sources within the division mentioned that they didn’t have ample infrastructure, together with authorities autos, attributable to which they needed to rely both on non-public autos or others for patrolling.
“Due to the lack of vehicles, sometimes we have failed to verify the complaints received about illegal mining, ” mentioned an worker of the division.
The division officers mentioned that just one Inspector and 5 mining guards are stationed in Gurugram and just one mining guard is deployed in Nuh to examine unlawful mining.
“There is an acute shortage of inspectors in Haryana. We have already sent a recommendation of 10 mining guards two weeks ago to the government. Due to insufficient staff, checking illegal mining has become a difficult task for the existing staff as we are overburdened, ” Anil Atwal, the Mining Officer of Gurugram, informed IANS.
The two districts are presently underneath the watch of just one Mining Officer. The Nuh doesn’t have a Mining Officer whereas the Gurugram Mining Department is liable for its administration.
The two districts have all the time remained susceptible to unlawful mining.
The Supreme Court in 2009 had imposed a ban on mining in three south Haryana districts — Gurgaon, Nuh and Faridabad.