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BELLARY: The Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC), headed by P.V. Jayakrishnan, on Tuesday visited the mining areas in Ramanamalai and Swamimalai forest blocks in Sandur taluk.
The purpose of the visit is to monitor the ongoing survey and demarcation of mining leases in the area, as directed by the apex court. The survey and demarcation in the three mining areas of the taluk was launched on May 16. The survey was conducted by personnel from the National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, along with officials of the departments of Forest and Mines and Geology.
According to information available here, the CEC team, which arrived here on Monday, began its work in Sandur taluk under tight police security.
The CEC team is scheduled to visit the mining areas in the district between June 9 and 13 and again between June 21 and 23.
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