SAMBA, JUNE 21: Jammu and Kashmir Pollution Control Committee on Wednesday conducted public hearing for the Environmental Clearance of Minor Mineral (River Bed Material) Block 1/4 and Block 1/6 Upstream NH-1A railway bridge Devak River, Samba at Khatri Palace, Vijaypur.
People of Village Gurha Slathia, Thalori Brahmna etc and adjoining area, their public Representative, BDC Chairman, besides Sarpanches/Panches and prominent persons of the area participated in the proceeding.
During proceeding of public hearing, H.S. Galoch (AEE), representing Regional Director, JKPCC Jammu, briefed the public about the importance of conducting public hearing & Role of JKPCC.
Project consultant from M/s P&M Solution, Noida (UP) 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.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Samba Rakesh Dubey; Divisional Officer JKPCC, Samba (South) Deepak Abrol and Mineral Supervisor, Randeep Singh representing District Mineral Officer, also attended the public hearing and addressed the gathering. The ADC assured that all the important issues/ concerns raised by project affected people have been recorded by vediography & will be incorporated in the report to be submitted to Competent Authority.
Divisional Officer JKPCC, Samba (South) Deepak Abrol also briefed the public about the public hearing/ Environment Clearance individually and also replied queries raised by the public during the proceeding.
Subash Chander (DM) JKPCC, Samba (South) anchored proceeding & presented vote of thanks to the chair as well as all the participants.