The Gwalior Mining Department has imposed a penalty of Rs 415 crore on 23 mine operators for illegally mining on the government land and excavating stones.
The Gwalior Mining Department has imposed a penalty of Rs 415 crore on 23 mine operators. These mine operators illegally mined the government land and excavated stones.
This is one of the biggest figures in the form of penalties that have even been slapped by the department in the entire region.
Then collector Dr Sanjay Goel had got the demarcation of all stone mines done at Bilaua-Rafadpur between January-March.
The demarcation revealed that those who had taken the mines on lease had stopped the work on their mines and were engaged in excavating stones from the government land through blasting.
Revenue and Mining Department carried out demarcations in this area through TSM (Total Station Machine).
Dr. Goel sent the report to the Mining Department with the direction to prepare cases for imposing penalty. The demarcation revealed that lakhs of cubic meter stone had been illegally excavated.
After probe, a penalty of Rs 415 crore was been imposed on 23 mine operators and the Mining Department has issued notices to them. Now the operators can present their case during hearing at the collector’s court on August 14.