Mining, despite a ban, in the Chakki rivulet in this subdivision bordering Punjab has been posing a threat to 12 gram panchayats, leaving local residents and environmentalists worried.

Once farmers of Khanni, Maira, Baduee, Baranda, Lodwan, Kandwal and Mohtli gram panchayats used to produce around 5,000 tonnes of foodgrain in a year by using the Chakki water for irrigation.