Penalty for illegal mining in Uttar Pradesh hiked by over 20 per cent

According to the ministry officials, "After the green signal to the 42nd amendment of the Mining Policy 2017, the fine on illegal unearthing 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.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 17 May 2017 5:37 AM GMT

Penalty for illegal mining in Uttar Pradesh hiked by over 20 per cent
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Lucknow: In an attempt to put a check on the mining mafia in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government has hiked the penalty on illegal mining by over 20 per cent.

The yogi Adityanath-led state cabinet approved the move on Tuesday last.

According to the ministry officials, "After the green signal to the 42nd amendment of the Mining Policy 2017, the fine on illegal unearthing 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."

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The government has, however, provided some relaxation to mining for home purposes and making clay utensils.

It could be recalled that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in its vision document for the state assembly polls had promised to end the rule of land mafias in the state.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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