KAZIRANGA, April 27 - A high-level meeting was held today at Kaziranga (Kohora) on banning of illegal mining activities which were being carried out at various places in Golaghat, Karbi Anglong and Nagaon districts on the southern side adjacent to Kaziranga National Park cum Tiger Reserve, post the Supreme Court verdict of April 12, 2019 ordering immediate banning of all kinds of illegal activities including mining and stone crushing.
Speaking to this correspondent at Kaziranga after the meeting, Director of Kaziranga National Park cum Tiger Reserve Siva Kumar said the meeting which was attended by the Deputy Commissioners of Golaghat, Karbi Anglong and Nagaon along with senior Forest and Police officers of the said districts decided to ensure and monitor that the order of the Supreme Court is properly implemented in letter and spirit. He said 11 different units of stone crushing and other activities under Kaziranga Wildlife Division were being closed down and similarly in Dolamara under Karbi Anglong district different units were being closed down following the order of the Supreme Court.
Director Siva Kumar informed that Section 144 would be imposed at different places where illegal mining activities were carried out earlier under Karbi Anglong district so that no one can carry out any kind of illegal activities including mining, stone crushing and etc. Already, a communication in this regard had been sent to those stone crushing and mining places to stop any further illegal activities following the Supreme Court verdict.
Kumar said that patrolling would be intensified in those places to ensure that no further illegal mining activities takes place and if any one is found to be violating the order, necessary action as per the law would be taken against them.