People’s pockets and natural resources both will rob by new sand quarrel. The Punjab government, on the last day, examining the official statistics of the quarrying of 89 quarries in the state appears to be a major impediment to the public’s pocket and natural resources. As has been made clear in the official press statement that Punjab government has sold 1.3 million tons of material in this bid in 1026 crores.In this way, 1 ton material government sold the contractor for Rs 789. In addition, according to the terms of the Punjab government, the contractor must pay 60 rupees per ton of royalty, Rs 6 per ton Environmental Management Fund and Rs 20 per metric ton mineral foundation fund.By making this raw material from crushers , it will cost about 125 rupees per ton. According to these figures, the cost per ton of the gravel becomes Rs 789 + 60 + 6 + Rs 20 + 125 = Rs 1000. There is 30 tons material in the sand paving transport tipper. Thus, the price of a tipper crane is Rs 30,000, whereas the rent of sand, cranny transport to crates ranges from crates to neighboring cities is at least Rs 10,000 per trip. In this way, according to the bid, customers will be able to reach the stove of 40,000 rupees. The contractor’s profits on the other hand will be different from this. RTI for long time against mining goon’s tax mafia and fighting for natural resources.Activist and AAP Leader Advocate Dinesh Chadha, on the basis of these data, affirming the facts, the Punjab government has been asked to reconsider this policy and also intervene to the Center’s Ministry of Environment. Chadha said that according to this policy, on one hand people will get very costly sand gravel; on the other hand, in the absence of non-scientific methods, natural resources will be destroyed and nearby residents of mining areas will have to face dire consequences Advocate Chadha has cited these figures as Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh, Cabinet Minister Manpreet Singh Badal and Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, appealed to reject this bid.
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