Community correspondent Basharat Amin made a video on illegal riverbed mining in Ranbiara, Kashmir. With the support of local community, Basharat made government officials aware of the rapidly deteriorating on ground situation. After a few letters, WhatsApp messages and followups, illegal mining on the riverbed has stopped to an extent.
Majid Aziz, District Officer Geology and Mining played an important role in controlling illegal activities. The community has offered thanks to Majid Aziz for his efforts.
If not for the intervention by our community correspondent, the poor villagers would have continued paying taxes for a land they didn't own.
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