Illegal Gravel Mining – Collector SP directed to take action
Initiating an opinion on the illegal mining and transportation of Gravel (बजरी खनन) across the Kotda region in Udaipur district, the Tribal Area Development Commission has directed the District Collector and Superintendant of Police to take up the matter and investigate
Initiating an opinion on the illegal mining and transportation of Gravel (बजरी खनन) across the Kotda region in Udaipur district, the Tribal Area Development Commission has directed the District Collector and Superintendant of Police to take up the matter and investigate.
Tribal Commission has directed the administrators to tighten the reins on the illegal mining activities in the region and take strict action against the culprits. This action was taken after a local daily Rajasthan Patrika investigated the matter and published the ongoing criminal actitivies.
Prakrati Kharadi, the Commissioner for Tribal Development has written an official letter to the Director if the Mining and Geology department, the Collector and the Superintendent of Police to take immediate action. Kharadi has specifically mentioned that the illegal mining activities imply that there has been immense carelessness on the part of the Mining Department and the Police.Background
The matter came into light on Friday, 29 Dec when villagers of Bikarni village of Kotda region came across around a dozen dumper trucks plying in the area and and stopped the trucks. The villagers had ben agitated for quite some time as these illegal dumper trucks used to ply in the village at high speeds, causing accidents every now and then. Even after making preliminary complaints, no police team turned up, neither from Bikarni police station nor from Mandwa police station. A few villagers and conscious residents of the area persisted in their complaints and eventually a police team turned up. 9 dumpers were reported in the area and the police confiscated 4 of them. Even the police team from Udaipur was stopped by misceants in the area and the police had to take refuge in the Bikarni station. Additional police force was sent from Udaipur, and they retuned with the remaining team and the confiscated trucks.Source: Rajasthan Patrika