Effective action against illegal mining: Raj Minister

Under a special campaign to curb illegal mining in Rajasthan, the state mining department has lodged 211 cases and recovered revenue of 39.22 lakh during one week.

Jaipur: Under a special campaign to curb
illegal mining in Rajasthan, the state mining department has
lodged 211 cases and recovered revenue of 39.22 lakh during
one week.

"In different districts, seven FIRs were registered
and seven persons arrested for illegal mining. Over 71
vehicles used in the illegal mining were also seized.

Six separate cases were lodged for mining from January
17 to January 23 and several other cases were also lodged in
connection with illegal mining," state forest minister Ramlal
Jaat said today.

"Effective efforts were made to curb the illegal
practice in the state during the campaign and department
action is also being planned against the staff members of
forest department, where we found illegal mining in forest
land," he said.

PTI

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