Joint survey inaccurate, says Survey of India

Survey of India officials who were part of the joint survey of the reserve forest, Karnataka-Andhra Pradesh borders, conducted near Tumati village from July 16 to 18, have  declared that the joint survey was incorrect, adding to the already brewing controversy over mining in the State.
  
The Indian Bureau of Mines ( IBM) was to submit the three-day survey report to the State High Court, but the matter has now taken a serious turn, with officials who were part of the survey operations, expressing unhappiness over the procedure employed.

In a letter written  to the regional controller, IBM, Bangalore, on Friday, Swarna Subbarao, director, APGDC, Hyderabad office of Survey of India, has stated in detail the lapses in the survey pointed out by his team. The letter also mentions in clear words that from the point of view of the Survey of India, the joint survey is inaccurate. During the survey, the angles on the drawings and adopting them in the survey did not match and hence there are possibilities of mistakes in the report, Subbarao has stated.

The letter also mentions that the officials of Indian Bureau of Mines are trying to make a scapegoat of the Survey of India as the team encountered several problems during survey and they were not resolved.

It was very clearly instructed how the joint survey should be carried out at the meeting held on May 27.

It was also informed that the survey would take minimum 21 days to one month. The Survey of India letter says that in the course of eventual developments, their officials had to be only witnesses.

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