Srinagar, Mar 2: High Court today sought Govern-ment’s follow up action regarding rehabilitation of those stone quarry holders whose quarries have been closed down by the authorities.
The direction followed after the Division Bench of Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey has been informed that the Government has identified alternate sites for the stone quarry holders in various districts except district Anantnag and Kupwara.
Commissioner Secretary to Government Industries and Commerce Department in his report indicated that the issue regarding rehabilitation of affected quarry holders was thread bare discussed and in light of the reports furnished by the concerned District level Committees and Director Geology and Mining Department the matter was taken-up with the Chief Secretary who also convened a meeting regarding the issue.
Government has already been directed to prepare a policy for rehabilitation of those stone quarry holders whose quarries have been closed but till date court has not been informed whether any policy has been formulated or not.
Commissioner Secretary Industries and Commerce Department had stated that the finalization of rules was at final stage and the matter was before Chief Minister and also certain decisions under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary were taken.