Centre banks on ISRO to curb illegal mining across States
The Union Ministry of Mines is planning to use remote sensing satellite data to curb illegal mining across States.

Centre banks on ISRO to curb illegal mining across States [Social Justice]

  • The Union Ministry of Mines is planning to use remote sensing satellite data to curb illegal mining across States.
  • Satellite images taken at regular intervals would help to keep an eye on legal boundaries of mined areas.
  • The Indian Bureau of Mines would be the nodal agency to implement the measures.
  • The other plan is to use the GPS to track major minerals that have been mined.
  • Earth observation satellites are already used to estimate the kind of minerals and the extent of deposits present in an area.