VIRAJPET, Apr. 4: The granite mining at Nangala village in Bittangala Gram Panchayath limits reportedly has several shortfalls in the environment grounds, hence the villagers are demanding its immediate closure. Ravindra – advocate who leads the opposition group speaking to press persons here informed that based on the complaint against the mining activity with the Pollution Board, an inspection from the Board revealed several shortfalls in the criteria pertaining to air pollution from the mining area. He said that the report from the pollution board has recommended for the immediate closure of the granite mining based on pollution caused due to the activity.
Ravindra, continuing informed about the meeting held between the opposers and the promoter of the granite mines at the office of Pollution control Board in Mysore recently. He said that though the head of the Air Pollution Control division had recommended for the closure of the mining activity in Nangala – no efforts to close the unit is being done. They demanded explanation over the silence of the police department, over recommendations of the Pollution Control Board and demanded immediate action to stop its activity.
Source: CoffeLand News