Himachel government issues guidelines for scientific mining and transparent auction
Posted on: 12 Sep 2016 18:22:24
12 September 2016 Current Affairs: Himachal Pradesh government has notified the guidelines for transparent auction and scientific mining and hiked the penalty for offences under the mining act. The government has also decided that the mining lease would be granted through open auction.
In order to curb illegal mining, the state government has notified the Himachal Pradesh Minor Minerals (Concession) and Minerals (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Transportation and Storage) Rules, 2015 providing for stringent punishment for illegal mining.
Imprisonment up to two years or fine up to 25000 rupees or both has been made for those involved in illegal mining of minerals, their transportation and holding. In compliance of orders of National Green Tribunal, the government had banned mining in the state but at the same time the government was concerned that the pace of development was not hamper for want of minerals and resorted to scientific mining.
As per the rules, no lease would be provided in respect of land within a distance of two kilometres from the immediate outer limits of Municipal Corporation/ Municipal Committee, one kilometer from the immediate outer limits of Nagar Panchayat.
FreshersLive - No.1 Job site in India. Fresherslive Current Affairs 2016 section offers informative quiz questions with answers regarding latest current affairs today for all sorts of competitive exams like UPSC, TNPSC , IFS, IAS, IPS, railway exams (RRB) and banking exams like IPBS PO, IPBS clerk, Federal Bank PO, ICICI, SBI, RBI legal officer & Grade officer posts and much more. Register with us to get latest Current Affairs Updates. Also get latest Current Affairs news and quiz Updates for free alerts daily through E-mail