SRINAGAR, Jan. 21 -- The District Mineral Task Force (DMTF) Srinagar has approved establishment of mineral check posts to curb illegal mining and transportation, illegal constructions and filling of water bodies in and around the city.

The mineral check posts to be established within two months' time will also have CCTV cameras installed for monitoring centrally.

The DMTF meeting chaired by District Magistrate Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary approved allocation of land for establishment of checkposts at Khushipora Shalteng, Mujgund, Bhagwanpora Noorbagh, Lasjan, K P Bagh and Padshahidbagh, and directed the concerned departments including Revenue, SMC and Planning to issue necessary permissions within a week's time.

The meeting was i...