Farm land and forest in
Bamauk Township, Katha
District, Sagaing Region are
reported to be damaged due
to illegal gold mining.
Those gold miners are exploiting the far-flung areas to illegally carry out gold mining businesses in the reserves and forests. They purchased the farm lands to do illegal gold mining activities, resulting in destruction of farm land and forest. They use machinery for gold mining, leaving the land as lakes or pits.
Some areas are found deforestation due to mining.
The local residents notice the illicit activities of unscrupulous and illegal gold miners damaging areas of land to a great extent.
Last month, illegal gold miners got caught with hard evidence in reserve.