Database to map mineral zones

Published: 25th February 2013 11:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th February 2013 11:04 AM   |  A+A-

The Department of Mines and Geology will build a Geo database in Karnataka using Graphical Information System (GIS) to map mineral zones, developing mineral atlas and data on mining leases to help online processing of mining applications.

The project which has been undertaken on a pilot basis in Bellary, will be implemented across the state over a period of time.

According to the Economic Survey of Karnataka report 2012-13, the department has already digitised around 4,500 leases. The main objective of the project is to delineate the mineral belts on various potential zones in the state by adopting remote sensing techniques.

Further, in coordination with national research institutes and universities, special geological studies have been undertaken to assess the impact of mining on the environment so as to achieve optimum utilisation of natural resources, the report said.

The online mining tenement system would have the GIS database with geo-spatial data and the GIS component will be based on village cadastral map on 1:4000 scale.  It has also been intended to computerise the integrated composite check-post that have been established involving Forest, Police, Transport, Commercial Tax, PWD and Department of Mines and Geology. 

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