Barcoding to be implemented all over Maharashtra to check illegal sand mining

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 16:55

Mumbai: The barcoding system to check illegal sand mining which was implemented in Pune division and Solapur would be extended all over the state, Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat said in the Legislative Assembly today.

The state revenue increased multifold after illegal sand mining was kept in check in these two areas, Thorat said during the Question Hour.

The barcoded slips have all details of the drivers. Authorities issue a barcoded slip to the driver ferrying sand and track the vehicle from the loading spot to the delivery point. The system will be followed all over the state, especially in areas which report cases of illegal sand mining on a regular basis, he said.

In Solapur, CCTVs are installed at places of sand mining and the barcode is attached to the server and minute-to-minute updates are received on mobile phone, he said.

Bar code receipts have invoice number that help track the driver better, he said.


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