Chakra Announcements

CPCB Recommends the Banning of Mining in Braj

by Raghav Mittal

Posted November 27, 2005

Good News

The Central Pollution Control Board has recommended the banning of mining in Braj region at once in its recently submitted report after an inspection of the entire region on November 6th, 2005.

In conclusion, the following are suggested by CPCB:

(1)Ceasing of the mining activity at once,
(2)Possible restoration of the area by means of filling with earth, and subsequent plantation,
(3)Removal of all rock splinters from the entire area,
(4)Removal of rock-blasters / all technical aids from the abandoned mining area,
(5)Withdrawal / revoking of consent granted to stone-crushers,
(6)Repairing of all connecting roads to all the places of religious interest as well as for local connectivity,
(7)Environmental impact assessment because of such devastating activity followed by
(8)Preparation of Environmental Management Plan for the entire region and implementation of the remedial measures

The recommendations of the CPCB are crucial and validate the prolonged struggle of the saints, devotees and volunteers of Braj Rakshak Dal.

Raghav Mittal
Project Co-ordinator
Braj Rakshak Dal (www.brajrakshakdal.org)
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