J&K Pollution Control Committee conducts public hearing at Blode Samba

SAMBA, MAY 24: Jammu and Kashmir Pollution Control Committee today conducted public hearing on for the Environmental Clearance of Minor Mineral (River Bed Material) Block 3/1 Basanter River Downstream Check Dam, Block 3/3 and 3/4 upstream NH1A bridge Basanter River here in the Community Hall, Blode, Samba.

 A large number of the people of panchyat Mannnau, Daboh, Mahoregarh etc and adjoining area, their public representatives, Sarpanches/Panches and prominent persons of the area participated in the proceeding.

During the proceedings of the public hearing, AB Jandiyal (AEE), representing Regional Director, JKPCC Jammu, briefed the public about the importance of conducting public hearing & Role of JKPCC. Project consultant from M/s Vitasta Enviro Service Pvt Ltd., Jaipur gave the details about salient features and Environmental impact Assessment (EIA) & Environment management plan of the project. All the issues related to mining were discussed and many queries were raised by various speakers during proceeding.

Rakesh Dubey, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Samba and  Mohammad Sayeed, District Mineral Officer, Samba also attended the public hearing and addressed the gathering & assured that all the important issues/ concerns raised by project affected people are recorded by vediography & will be incorporated in the report to be submitted to Competent Authority. Deepak Abrol Divisional Officer JKPCC, Samba (South) also briefed the public about the public hearing/ Environment Clearance individually and also responded to the queries raised by the public during the proceeding. In addition to the above programme, a pledge has also been conducted for Mission Life Campaign 2023.

Narayan Thakur (Field Inspector) JKPCC, Kathua anchored proceeding & presented vote of thanks to the chair as well as all the participants. Draftsman Sh Subash Chander of JKPCC also attended proceeding of the public hearing.