Bhagwant Mann authorities has damaged the spine of Sand mafia: asserts Meet Hayer

Bhagwant Mann authorities has damaged the spine of Sand mafia: asserts Meet Hayer

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Mining and Geology Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer mentioned right here, at present, that the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann led state authorities has damaged the spine of sand mafia by bringing transparency within the sand provide.

The Minister of Mines and Geology, who inspected the general public sand mining web site at Khoja village in Nawanshahr, at present, mentioned that the Bhagwant Mann led Punjab Authorities has fulfilled the promise of offering sand from the sand mines for Rs 5.50 per cubic ft to the folks and has additionally proved that the transparency in governance and honesty in the direction of public curiosity is the largest precedence of the state authorities. He mentioned now onwards neither any goon shall be discovered for extortion within the identify of mining nor there any unlawful mining. He mentioned that for the Punjab authorities, the pursuits of the frequent persons are above the income from sand.

Meet Hayer mentioned that in view of the large response to the general public sand mines in 7 districts of Punjab launched by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Sunday from Ludhiana and the convenience of offering sand to the frequent folks, the scope of those mines shall be prolonged by the top of this month. The variety of public sand mines shall be elevated to 50 in 14 districts. He mentioned that the goal has been set to extend this quantity to over 150 by subsequent yr.

Responding a media question whether or not all ‘clearances’ have been taken from the aggressive authorities to function these public sand mines, the Minister mentioned that there was a particular instruction on this regard by the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, in response to which these mines have been opened to the general public solely after taking mandatory approvals from the the Honorable Excessive Courtroom and State Atmosphere Affect Evaluation Authority (SEIAA).

Mining Minister Meet Hayer, who visited Khoja to intercat with the individuals who got here to acquire sand and the labourers who loaded the sand, walked barefoot by the river water to them and requested about any type of extra costs, if taken by anybody and in addition took their suggestions. The individuals who got here there to purchase sand and the sand loading labor mentioned on this event that after about 15 years, open sale and provide of sand needs to be present in Punjab like outdated instances. The tractor-trolley house owners apprised the Minister that earlier, the sand loading work and transportation was restricted to machines and cranes and heavy business automobiles that rendered many individuals jobless however now the times have modifications.

Meet Hayer mentioned that he’s glad that the Bhagwant Mann authorities’s initiative of throwing open public sand mines has benefited the frequent folks on the floor stage. He mentioned that the aim of his inspection of those websites is to hurry up the work of different public mines to be opened within the subsequent few days. Precedence is being given to these locations the place the general public mine is near the principle street, the street resulting in the quarry is nearly authorities owned, there is no such thing as a cost for utilizing the non-public street. He mentioned that with the opening of extra public sand mines within the state, there shall be no paucity of sand for the needy individuals who wish to have a roof over their heads. Equally, to learn the districts having no sand mine, a enough variety of public mines could be opened within the districts, subsequent to them.

Director Mines and Geology Davinder Pal Singh Kharbanda, who was current on the event, informed the Minister of Mines that to take care of transparency within the working of public sand mines and to examine unlawful mining, a ‘QR code’ shall be despatched to the client’s cell phone, by which sand Info associated to web site identify, fee, date and sand slip period will be considered by scanning by the enforcement companies.

On this event, AAP’s Nawanshahr senior chief Lalit Mohan Pathak specifically thanked the Minister of Mines Meet Hayer and appreciated the efforts to offer massive reduction to the frequent folks by the Bhagwant Mann authorities by opening of public sand mines. He mentioned that with this, the frequent folks haven’t solely acquired low cost sand, however a whole bunch of households have additionally acquired employment by filling and tractor transportation.

On this event, SSP Bhagirth Singh Meena, ADC (G) Rajiv Verma, SDM Nawanshahr Main Shivraj Singh Ball, DSP Nawanshahr Ranjit Singh Badesha, Superintending Engineer (Headquarters) Manoj Bansal of Mines and Geology Division, Government Engineer Completely satisfied Kumar, SDO Gurjeet Singh, Tehsildar Sarvesh Rajan, AAP District Secretary Gagan Agnihotri, Sarpanch Pargat Ram, Numdar Bhupinder Singh and a lot of native folks had been current.

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