Rs 3.94 lakh fine recovered for illegal mining in Pabbar river

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The State Government was serious towards the complaints of illegal mining in the State and was taking stringent action to control it. A Spokesperson of the State Government said today that the Mining Department has been given instruction to take stringent action towards those involved in illegal mining.

He said that on complaints of illegal mining in Pabbar River the Mining Department has conducted 341 surprise raids during the last two years and has taken action on 130 cases. He said that Rs. 3,93,900 has been recovered from those involved in illegal mining in Pabbar river so far. He said that 21 cases have been registered in the Court while eight cases have been settled.

The Spokesperson said that the State Government has instructed the concerned departments to close all the temporary link roads that connect to the river- rivulets where illegal mining takes place.