Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to approve short-term permits for mining through e-tendering to end the scarcity of construction material in the state.
Additional Chief Secretary (Mining) RP Singh said the permits for mining and transportation would be approved by the district magistrates.
The permits will be valid for a period of six months. Mining will not be allowed during monsoon season, from July 1 to September 30.
He also said the storage place for the mineral will be decided by a team led by the district magistrate and comprising mines officer and mines inspector.