Black granite quarrying all set to resume in Kollegal region

Laiqh A. Khan KOLLEGAL (Chamarajanagar district): After a 16-year lull, the forest areas of Kollegal region on Karnataka's border with Tamil Nadu will begin to resonate with the sound of explosives and the drone of excavators and trucks as quarrying for the valuable black granite is all set to resume. The Government of Karnataka's Department of Mines and Geology has issued No Objection Certificates to 29 applicants seeking to carry out quarrying activities in revenue land adjoining the forest areas, where large deposits exist.