Centre should review mineral policy after debate: Hemant

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday demanded that Centre should review the mineral policy following discussion and debate on the issue.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 26, 2014, 19:48 PM IST

Jamshedpur: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday demanded that Centre should review the mineral policy following discussion and debate on the issue.

"The capitalists are eyeing on the vast mineral deposits of the state, which is being destroyed like the oil-rich nations such as Iraq are being destroyed," Soren, who was here to inaugurate a new building of Commercial Tax department said.

Jharkhand is a mineral-rich state but unfortunately, the people of the state are not getting the benefits of the resources, Soren said claiming that Jharkhand did not get any benefit rather lost the opportunities.

"Even if we are getting Rs 2,500 crore royalty, it should be increased to Rs 3,000 crores," he said, while demanding that Centre should review the policy following serious debate and discussions on the issue.