Jaipur, 29 August. The state’s Mines Department came into action against illegal mining and transportation. Chief Secretary Mines Dr. Subodh Agrawal informed that on Sunday, more than 50 vehicles and machinery were seized by the officers of the Mines Department in the entire state.
In Alwar alone, 29 vehicles have been seized while taking joint action with the police administration. Out of which 24 vehicles and machinery have been seized while taking major action in Ghigoli of M.I.A police station area of Alwar. Vehicles were also seized in Jaipur, Tonk, Sawai Madhopur, Dungarpur, Rajsamand, Jodhpur, Alwar, etc.
ACS Mines Dr Agrawal informed that the State Government has also directed to take joint action by Mines, Revenue, Forest, Transport and Police Departments for checking illegal mining and transportation in all the districts. They are taking joint action in Alwar on Sunday itself. 24 vehicles carrying illegal stones, one JCB, and one compressor were seized in Ghigoli of MIA police station area of Alwar. Five other vehicles transporting illegal minerals in the Sadar police station area of Alwar were seized.
He said that apart from these two tractor trolleys in Jaipur, two vehicles in Barware of Chauth of Sawai Madhopur and two in Bali, 3 in Bhilwara, 2 in Rajsamand, 2 in Jodhpur, one in Kota and Dungarpur, and other places also involved in illegal transportation. And there is news of the seizure of equipment. He said that illegal mining and transportation is being taken seriously by the state government, and strict action has been directed against it. And there is news of the seizure of equipment.
He said that illegal mining and transportation is taken seriously by the state government, and strict action is directed against it.
ACS Mines Dr Agrawal informed that Minister of Mines and Petroleum Shri Pramod Jain Bhaya is serious about illegal mining and transport activities in the state and has directed strict action after reviewing illegal mining and transportation in the past.
Dr Aggarwal said that the seriousness of the State Government for the prevention of illegal mining and transportation could be understood. The reason is that during the period of 1st April to 15th August, 3538 cases of illegal mining and transportation in the state were caught. 254 FIRs were also registered. In addition, a fine amounting to more than Rs 24 crore 43 lakh has been recovered. During this, about 3600 vehicles, equipment, and machinery, etc., have been seized. For the prevention of illegal mining and transportation, the officers are to visit the field. The officials are asked to take strict action against illegal mining and transportation in their area. He said that no deficiency would be tolerated on this.
Dr Agrawal informed that along with the formation of the task force under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary, the monthly review is being done at the district level. Including the meeting of the committee constituted under the chairmanship of the District Collector. He said that for the prevention of illegal mining on forest land, the Forest Department, Tehsildar and Patwari on Khatdari land, JDA in urban and Abadi land, etc., and the Mines Department had been allowed to take action on illegal mining activities on government land. Right from the main officers of the department to the officers, necessary action has been given.