Indore: State Mineral Resources Department is now equipped with Global Positioning System ( GPS). The system will help it in controlling illegal mining in the state and also facilitate it in surveying mineral deposits. The department has availed the GPS to all the districts of State.
Regional offices of Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior and Rewa have got 8 systems while the head office was provided with 2 systems. The selected officials of the department have been trained to use this system. This system will enable the department in proper marking of boundaries of mineral deposit areas.
This will also facilitate conservation of minerals, locating mines and approval of mines. The procedure of marking the accepted mine area while approval of mining rebate will also become easier. This system will be used in all seasons, mainly for minute mapping of mineral deposits.