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Sand auctioning in Karnataka to begin from April 1

Karnataka will introduce its new sand mining policy from this April 1 under which the construction material would be auctioned ending the practice of issue of permits.



Bangalore: Karnataka will introduce its
new sand mining policy from this April 1 under which
the construction material would be auctioned ending the
practice of issue of permits.

The Cabinet sub-committee headed by Home Minister R
Ashok, constituted to suggest measures to draw the new policy,
Tuesday submitted its recommendations to the Cabinet meeting.

The sub-committee has suggested 10 recommendations,
implementation of which would lead to increase in royalty
collection from Rs 11.50 crore to about Rs 80 crore annually,
Minister for Higher Education Dr VS Acharya told reporters
after the Cabinet meeting.

The committee has favoured ban on sale of filter sand,
he said.

PTI

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