Miner's liability for land
Deputy Director of the Office of Conservation and Protection of Natural Resources: Economic development does not mean that the miner treats the land as he wishes. He should bear in mind that he is also responsible for harvesting any minerals that protect the earth, and after mining, he must restore that area to its original state and take steps to rebuild that area.
According to Iran's International Stone Exhibition, if we move towards sustainable mining in the country, then we can take an effective step in developing the mine. According to the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the mine is part of Anfal and cannot be transferred or sold.
Therefore, the government temporarily gives part of the land to the miner to engage in economic activity and take a step towards economic growth.
In the meantime, economic development does not mean that the miner will hit the ground as he pleases. He should bear in mind that he is also responsible for harvesting any minerals that protect the earth, and after mining, he must restore that area to its original state and take steps to rebuild that area.
We at the Bureau of Natural Resources Conservation and Protection believe that the detrimental effects of mining activity must be prevented, so we must also consider the areas around the mines.
Although the mining has been carried out on a regular basis, the important point is that not only the mining area should be considered, but also the surrounding areas and the impact of mining activity in that area should also be studied.
If we want to move to real mining within the specified range, we must try to avoid all the things that affect land activity. In the process, we take advantage of the participation of mining activists and natural and environmental stakeholders in the restoration and restoration of destroyed sections.
To date, the Office for the Preservation and Protection of Natural Resources has taken positive action with the participation of mining activists in the form of seed, ranching and tree planting. We hope that this trend will continue to grow significantly with more miners in the future.
* Ali Khadem, Deputy Director of the Office of Conservation and Protection of Natural Resources