Encroachment: Team to visit mining areas today

The six-member team has been constituted in pursuance of the directions by Supreme Court following allegations of mining by encroaching the forest land.

Sources said the team studied the maps of mining areas and toposheets, and obtained geographical details of the mining areas.

The team is said to visit the mining areas on Saturday to investigate into allegations of forest land encroachment for mining activities.

The team is  expected to visit the areas where mining is conducted by Obulapuram Mining Company owned by Tourism Minister, Ananthpur Mining Corporation, BIOP and Y Mahabaleshwarappa Mines, on Saturday.

It is expected to submit the report to the Supreme Court within April 9.

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