The Union Ministry of Mines will be soon launching a mobile app that will alert authorities on illegal mining. “The photos taken from the suspected sites of illegal mines once uploaded on the Android mobile will immediately identify the area and send message to the concerned authority for verification.

“Even if the earth is dug up for some other activities near the mine, it will alert the authorities”, Secretary of the Ministry of Mines, Balvinder Kumar, said here today. “A team of officials will carry out physical verification to check if it is related to the mine or outside the mine and initiate necessary action against such acts with the help of civic and other authorities”, Kumar told reporters.

Courtesy: The Indian Express