Jalandhar, November 12:With the state government approved Punjab State Sand & Gravel Mining Policy, 2021 to provide sand at Rs. 5.50/ cubic feet by, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori today directed officials of the mining department to immediately implement these new rates at all mining sites in the district. He said that after the notification by the state government, the administration has quickly implemented these new rates to facilitate people of Jalandhar with cheaper rates of sand.
The DC further mentioned that the state government led by Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has taken a historic decision by bringing in the new mining policy to ensure that people get these items at nominal prices adding that the directions have been passed to concerned authorities to ensure effective implementation of these new rates.
He unequivocally stated that any kind of laxity in this task would be highly unwarranted as strict action would be taken on the complaints of overcharging, received if any. He also added that an elaborate mechanism was being put up in place to ensure availability of sand at approved rates besides keeping an eye over the fleecing and overcharging by contractors, if any.
Disclosing more, Executive Engineer Mining Department Gurtej Singh Garcha said that as per new policy the sand would be provided to the public at Rs. 5.5/cft at mining sites including loading charges. He further added that all the directions issued by the state government would be implemented in letter and spirit and no stone would be left unturned to facilitate people through the new policy.
The deputy commissioner further asked SDMs and DSPs to conduct regular inspections at the mining sites falling under their respective jurisdiction so that proper implementation of new mining policy could be checked. He urged people to inform the administration about overcharging through Whats App at mobile number 9501799068 for swift action against such instances, reported if any.