Ropar: Stone crusher homeowners oppose new mining guidelines
Tribune Information Service
Ropar, September 23
Demanding reversal of the selections to boost registration charge by 10 instances and organising of weighing bridges and fencing at their models, a lot of stone crushers and washing crops homeowners staged a protest at Mini Secretariat, right here at the moment. The protesters handing over a memorandum of their calls for to Deputy Commissioner Dr Preeti Yadav additionally sought a gathering with Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on this regard.
The protesters stated that they had already mentioned the issues being confronted by them with Mining Minister Harjot Singh Bains and Principal Secretary, Mining, Krishan Kumar however to no avail. They stated if their assembly was not organized with the CM inside one week, they might begin an agitation on September 30.
District Stone Crushers House owners’ Union president Ajinder Singh stated their models have been mendacity idle for the previous eight months as a consequence of which that they had suffered losses of crores of rupees and 1000’s of labourers and drivers had been rendered unemployed.
Now, the state authorities in its new mining coverage has elevated the registration charge of stone crushers from Rs 10,000 to Rs 1 lakh yearly. Apart from, the stone crusher homeowners had been requested to arrange weighing bridges at their property, he added.
One other operator Gurmukh Singh Saini stated based on the brand new coverage, all homeowners have been purported to deposit a safety quantity between Rs 3 lakh and Rs 5 lakh which was unjustified because the uncooked materials to them was bought by a mining contractor, not by the federal government.
The DC stated their grievances concerning new coverage could be conveyed to the state authorities.