Odisha Govt makes GPS mandatory for Mineral Transportation

In a significant development, the Odisha Govt had made installation of Global Positioning System (GPS) mandatory in trucks engaged for transportation of minerals in the State from May 1.

Out of 32,400 trucks engaged in mineral transportation, 24,000 have already installed GPS. The remaining 8,400 will follow suit soon, said Steel & Mines Minister Prafulla Mallick.

The decision to install GPS in trucks carrying minerals in the state was taken at a meeting of the State Level Task Force under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi in November 2026 to prevent illegal transportation and smuggling of minerals.

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