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Assam govt to take stern action against illegal coal mining

Assam govt to take stern action against illegal coal mining

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 11 May 2018, 11:03 pm

Guwahati, May 11 (IBNS): Assam government will take stern action against illegal coal  mining activities in the state.

Assam Hills Area Development (HAD) minister Sum Rongang on Friday said that, illegal coal mining activities are still going on in the state and the government will take measures to stop all illegal activities.

Addressing a press conference held at Janata Bhawan, Dispur, the Assam minister further said that, the state government will also take appropriate measures to increase revenue collection.

“Only Rs 7.46 crore has been allocated to the mining department in the state budget for 2018-19 fiscal. We are now preparing a road map as how to increase revenue collection and to stop all illegal mining activities,” Sum Ronghang, who heads the mining department said.

On the other hand, the Assam minister said that, he will look into implementation of all development schemes under the both autonomous councils.

“The state government will also probe all anomalies that allegedly happened in Karbi Anglong Autonous Council and North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council. We have taken the matter very seriously and no one will be spared if guilty found against him,” Sum Ronghang said.

The Assam minister said that, around Rs 533 crore has been allocated in this financial year budget for hills areas development.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)