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Quarry Issue: Collector to Visit Mukkunnimala

The ban on lorry movement from the quarry through the Arikkadamukku - Edakodu - Mukkunnimala road will continue, said Biju Prabhakar after a meeting held here

Published: 17th April 2014 09:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th April 2014 09:31 AM   |  A+A-

District Collector Biju Prabhakar will visit Mukkunnimala, where the people of the Pallichal Panchayat have been agitating against the illegal mining activities.

The ban on lorry movement from the quarry through the Arikkadamukku - Edakodu - Mukkunnimala road will continue, the Collector said.

He said this after a meeting of the representatives of the Mukkunnimala Samrakshana Samithi and the lorry/quarry   owners. The Collector has called them for a meeting after the High Court directed to take necessary steps with regard to the issues raised by the people in the region.

City Police Commissioner H Venkatesh, ADM Asad, DCP Ajitha Beegum, Deputy Collector (LR) Jayachandran and law officer Hussain were present at the meeting.

The agitation, including a sit-in in front of the panchayat office and the Nemom Police station, is raising the demand that the panchayat revoke the quarrying licences.

The agitators had even submitted a memorandum seeking the cancellation of the licences issues citing environmental and health issues.

However, the panchayat authorities are yet to respond to it.

It has to be noted that the Army has been for many years demanding the shutting of the quarries in the area as they were causing problems to its firing range.



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