has ordered the sealing of 275 illegal stone crushing units in
Jajpur district to bring to a halt the process of illegal
mining of minor minerals, offical sources said on Thursday.
The action was taken against the illegal stone
crushing units for illegal exploration and smuggling of minor
minerals and loss of cores of rupees to the state exchequer,
said an official.
District collector Chakravarti Singh Rathore has
constituted a team of officials from the police, tehsil and
forest and other departments which will shut the stone
crushing units within 15 days and stop the illegal excavation
and transportation, primarily blackstone.
He also asked the district superintendent of police to
provide sufficient force for the operation and also keep a
strict vigil on resurfacing of new illegal stone crushers and
close those outside the listed 275 illegal crushers which are
ordered to be shut. PTI COR SKN KK