Yogi Adityanath govt hikes penalty on illegal mining by over 20% - Know about new mining laws in Uttar Pradesh

The Bharatiya Janata Party in its vision document for the state assembly polls had promised to end the illegal mining.

IANS| Updated: May 17, 2017, 10:09 AM IST
Yogi Adityanath govt hikes penalty on illegal mining by over 20% - Know about new mining laws in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow: In a tough measure to take on the mining mafia in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government has hiked the penalty on illegal mining by over 20 percent.

The move was okayed by the state cabinet on Tuesday, an official said.

After the green signal to the 42nd amendment to the Mining Policy 2017, the fine on illegal mining was hiked from Rs 25,000 per hectare to Rs 5 lakh.

The provision of jail sentence has also been increased from six months to five years.

Although, some concession has been made for mining for home purposes and making clay utensils.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in its vision document for the state assembly polls had promised to end the illegal mining.