J&K Pollution Control Committee conducts public hearing at village Daboh Samba

SAMBA, JUNE 09: Jammu and Kashmir Pollution Control Committee today conducted a public hearing for the Environmental Clearance of Minor Mineral (River Bed Material) Block 3/2 and Block 3/5 upstream NH1A bridge Basanter River at Village Daboh,Samba.

A large number of the people of Panchayat Daboh, Kaloha, Mahoregarh, Mannanu etc and  local public representatives, including BDC Members, Sarpanches/Panches and prominent persons of the area participated in the proceedings.

During the proceeding of 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 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 the speakers during the proceedings.

Rakesh Dubey, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Samba and Mohammad Sayeed, District Mineral Officer, Samba also attended the public hearing and addressed the gathering. They 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 the Competent Authority. Deepak Abrol, Divisional Officer JKPCC, Samba (South) also briefed the public about the public hearing/ Environment Clearance individually and also replied to queries raised by the public during the proceeding.               

Subash Chander (Draftsman) JKPCC, Samba (South) anchored proceedings & presented vote of thanks to the chair as well as all the participants.