Committee of MLAs, Dt Collector to study Alappad mining: Minister E P Jayarajan

Thiruvananthapuram:  Industries Minister E P Jayarajan on Thursday informed that  a committee comprising MLAs and the District Collector has been formed to study the issues related to the mining in Alappad, Kollam. 

The committee has N Vijayan Pillai and R Ramachandran, both MLAs from Chavara and Karunagapally respectively, as members apart from the Kollam District Collector. 

The minister said he would be visiting the site of the mining along with the panel members soon. 
The panel would be looking into the social and technical aspects related to mining along with addressing the concerns of the local population.

The state government has also decided to stop sea washing in the area for the next one month. Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd (KMML) and Indian Rare Earths (IRE) both in Kollam, have contributed to the industrial developments of the state and there should be an atmosphere conducive to the peaceful functioning of the companies, he said.

The state would also take steps to complete the construction of the seawall and groynes in the region by ensuring protection of the nearby Kattil Mekathil Bhadrakali temple at Chavara. The minister also assured that construction of the hospital in the region would also be completed in a time-bound manner.

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