By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 23rd November:- The Secretary Rural Development& Panchayat Department, Punjab Anuraag Verma has directed all District & Block Development & Panchayat Officers to prepare a list of Mining and Panchayati Lands in villages and also directed to prepare this list by 30 November 2017 positively.
During this speaking especially on the issue at Vikas Bhawan Mohali, Anuraag Verma said that this will prevent illegal mining in the villages and on the other hands it will also add on the income of panchayats. He said that time to time various complaints are being received in the department regarding illegal mining in village's panchayat lands. In this regard, a DO letter from Director of mining, Department of Industry & Commerce Punjab has also been received. As such, directions to identify the mining panchayati lands in each village have been issued.
Anuraag verma also directed the concerned District& Block Development & Panchayat Officers to include the locations of Panchayati lands observing illegal mining in the said list. He said that if any complaint regarding illegal mining on panchayati land other than mentioned in the said list, is received after 30 November than the concerned District & Block Development & Panchayat Officer will be held responsible. He further said that these officials will obtain proper approval for legal mining at these locations in the village, after coordination with Deputy Commissioner of the district and SDMs.
He further said that for any kind of clarification, Sasminder Singh (State Geologist) at phone number 98761-85014 and Deputy Director (LD) could be contacted.