ISRO technology and the end of Sand Mafia?

One of the biggest challenges faced by the states is illegal sand Mining. The govt plans to use ISRO Satellites to augment water and fodder in forest areas in order to prevent man-animal conflict. This was stated by Union Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar at Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology (SACON), near Coimbatore. The satellite image technology by ISRO will help map every area and river to check illegal sand mining.

The government plans to use satellite image technology by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) to map every area and river to check illegal sand-mining.

Will this be a deterrent to Mafia involved in this business? Only its will tell. The ISRO technology will know where the sand is deposited and the government could auction it.

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