Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, April 24
To test unlawful mining within the state, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has ordered an entire ban on mining from 7.30 pm to five am, directing the police and Enforcement Directorate (Mining) to take strict motion towards these discovered partaking in mining operations at evening.
The Chief Minister, who chaired a high-level assembly on Friday to assessment the unlawful mining scenario within the state, requested the Mining Division to strictly guarantee no mining was undertaken by any authorised contractor in riverbeds or different areas after 7.30 pm and earlier than 5 am.
Warning of stringent motion towards violators, the Chief Minister stated anybody, together with officers and police personnel, discovered conniving in unlawful sand mining operations must also be handled strictly.
Directing the DGP and the newly constituted Enforcement Directorate (Mining) to crack down strictly on any night-mining exercise, the CM, nonetheless, ordered there needs to be no hindrance to the graceful motion of sand and gravel throughout evening in view of excessive stage of building exercise within the state.
Availability of the fabric at reasonably priced value must also be ensured, he advised the division, directing Principal Secretary (Mining) to coordinate with authorised contractors to convey down the costs of sand and gravel.
Through the assembly, Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, Minister, Water Assets, apprised the Chief Minister of a optimistic affect of the creation of Enforcement Directorate (Mining) in curbing unlawful sand mining actions.
He advised the Chief Minister sand mining operations within the state could be performed easily, and clean transportation of sand could be ensured.
DGP Dinkar Gupta stated all Commissioners of Police and SSPs had been directed to take motion towards these concerned in unlawful sand mining.
He stated extra manpower could be deployed to test evening sand mining operations, in keeping with the Chief Minister’s directives.
No curbs on sand motion
- Sand/gravel motion to proceed unhindered throughout evening
- Mining curbs will stay in power throughout state from 7.30 pm to five am
- Police, ED (Mining) requested to take strict motion towards violators