Mayurbhanj: With an aim to stop illegal quarrying, the Mayurbhanj district administration today imposed Section 144 at various stone quarries in Damdarpur and Sans Sarisabila areas in the district.
According to sources, the stone mafia has been carrying out mining at various places of the foothill area in Mayurbhanj district. Some is being transported to various parts of the district and other districts too.
Besides, the locals alleged that the mafias have been carrying out powerful explosions in the illegal quarries to extract stones. The explosions not only cause environmental pollution but also make cracks in houses and other structures.
Taking note of the illegal activity, the administration has eventually taken a tough stand by imposing the prohibitory orders under Section 144 in the region.
This will not only help the locals but will also control pollution in the eco-sensitive zones at Similipal National Park in under the district, said the forest officials.