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4:06 am - Tuesday November 21, 2017

No more sand mine contracts in state

New sand mining policy 2017 comes into force in state, mines to be under control of panchayats/ urban bodies

Staff Reporter, Bhopal

Decision has been taken to implement New Sand Mining Policy 2017 in the state in the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today.

All present non-operational sand mines will be under control of Gram Panchayats/Urban bodies after this decision. Any person will be able to get sand mineral after paying Rs. 125 per cubic meter from the sand mines.

50 percent royalty from mines to be given to panchayats/local bodies

Gram Panchayats/local bodies will operate the mines. No contract will be allotted for the mining. Fifty percent of royalty received from the mines will be given to gram panchayat/local bodies.

The fund will be used for expenditure of operation of the mines by panchayat and local bodies and as per the directives of the state government. The remaining 50 percent amount will be given to District Mineral Foundation.

It will be used in road construction and river protection. Decision has been taken to abolish the system of issuing transit permit for sand transportation. No checking of vehicles carrying sand transportation will be made.

Online payment will be made for getting sand mineral. In case of not paying online, online intend will be issued to consumer for sand. Consumer will lift sand within the period of four hours.

There will be no unnecessary intervention of persons. Consumers will decide the route to carry sand transportation. Online information of vehicle will be registered so that the arrangement for the delivery of sand to the destination can be ensured.

It has been decided to give relaxation to vehicles registered for agriculture purpose for transport of sand in rural areas.

Posted in: Bhopal

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