Joint survey concludes

 
Officials conducting survey in the forest area at Tumati in Sandur on Saturday. DH photoDr B P Sinha, Controller of Mines, Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM); M S Waghmare, Divisional Controller of Mines; Ivan Khes, Regional Controller of Mines; Venkateshwar Rao, Deputy Director, Survey of India; R K Jena, Superintending Surveyor of Survey of India, Hyderabad and Udaykumar, Deputy Conservator of Forests, representing the Chief Conservator of Forests, local officers and surveyors took part in the survey that lasted for two-and-a-half days.

T Narayana Reddy, in a writ petition before the High Court of Karntaka had alleged that Obalapuram Mining Company, owned by Tourism Minister G Janardhana Reddy has altered the boundaries of the State. The Court had ordered a joint survey to ascertain the the facts.

However, the petitioner (Narayana Reddy) himself has raised objections over the procedure adopted to conduct the survey. There have been allegations that survey was not commenced from the spot where it must have been and that necessary equipment were not brought to carry out the task on the first day. The conspicuous absence of officers from Andhra Pradesh has further put a question mark on the entire process.

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