In order to streamline the mining activities in the state, the Odisha AND JHARKHAND government said Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking devices will be installed in the trucks carrying minerals. “GPS tracking devices will be installed in the trucks used for mineral transportation. We will track the movements of trucks from the mineral source to the destination points.


Trucks without tracking systems will be not given permission for mineral transportation. This was decided in the State Level Task Force meeting. The government also decided to put the mining and transportation of mineral activities under constant satellite surveillance.

The steel and mines department to develop Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) for regular satellite checking of mining activities at the ground level. The collectors of the mineral bearing districts were asked to hold the District Task Force meetings regularly and intensify the enforcement activities.