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India to monitor illegal mining using space technology

By Shruti Salwan
Published: Wednesday, 13 April 2016

India has decided to safeguard its mineral wealth using indigenous space technology, following its amendments to the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act 1957 and the move to suspend illegal mining operations.

·         In a bid to combat the rising levels of illegal mining activities, the Indian government has decided to implement space technologies mapping over 4,000 mines producing copper, bauxite, nickel, zinc, and manganese over the next three months....

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