Thursday, November 12, 2020

Strict action against illegally stone mining and earth cutting agencies taken; DC has warned to the rests


 

Port Blair, Oct 28: As part of its bid to stop illegal activities in South Andaman District, a surprise field visit was carried out by the Deputy Commissioner (SA), Shri Suneel Anchipaka, IAS alongwith SDM (SA). During the inspection, it was found that seven persons were illegally mining stones at Bimblitan village using excavator. DC(SA) directed to take strict action against the violator and the excavator was seized on the spot.

Further as part of initiating strict actions against the violators who were involved in various cases of illegal mining in South Andaman District, during the lockdown period, fine amounting to the tune of Rs.15,90,000/- has been imposed against various violators.

Similarly, according to a press release on Oct 23, 2020, a surprise filed visit was carried out by the Deputy Commissioner (SA), Shri Suneel Anchipaka, IAS alongwith SDM (SA). During the inspection, it was found that one person was illegally mining stones at Bimblitan village using excavator. DC(SA) directed to take strict action against the violator and the excavator was seized on the spot. Further, the keys of the same were handed over to Control Room and also a fine of Rs.2,40,000/- has been imposed against the said violator.

Further as part of initiating strict actions against the violators who were involved in various cases of illegal earth cutting in South Andaman District, during the lockdown period, fine amounting to the tune of Rs.25,20,000/- has been imposed against various violators.

 The District Administration is taking all possible steps to curb the menace of such illegal activities and strict actions will be initiated against such violators.

The DC(SA) has appealed to the general public to refrain from such illegal activities and also keep an eye on such illegal activities happening around them and inform about the same to the District Control Room on 1070, the Deputy Commissioner (SA) said through press releases.

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