The Goa government has ordered a DGPS survey of mining leases, forest and protected area boundaries to demarcate the distances of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks from the nearest mines (and vice versa) by using NRSA satellite imageries.

According to the State Director of Mines and Geology, Remote Sensing Instruments of Hyderabad is carrying out the DGPS survey. The survey has to be completed by June 15.

Officials of the Forest Department have been directed to ensure timely completion of the work.