Raipur: The Chhattisgarh government will use satellite imagery to detect activities of illegal mining and establish barriers to check unlawful transportation of minerals.
"Chief Secretary Sunil Kumar has directed to take help of satellite imageries to intensify the drive against illegal excavation of minerals," a senior official here said.
Kumar has also asked to establish barriers and inspection chowkies jointly by the forest and mineral department to put an effective check on illegal transportation of minerals, the official said.
National Informatics Centre (NIC) will be roped in for accessing the high resolution images from satellite of mining areas.
Besides, demarcation of mining leased areas will be done and later it will be specified in a particular map after coordinating with Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS).
The CS has also directed the authorities to take help of gram panchayats to curb illegal excavation and transportation of minerals in remote areas, the official said.
A special cell will also be formed to check illegal mining and other such issues, he added.