'Government will give list to Guv'

Speaking to the media persons after taking part in the “Atirudra Yaga” organised at Parashurama Kshetra, Kutyaru under the guidance of Pandit Shambhu Das here on Monday, he said we are losing the precious mineral ore resources and I had requested Prime Minister to intervene and take steps towards stopping illegal and smuggling of ore. I want the centre only to allow value added mining activities.

However Supreme Court has banned 19 companies involved in mining and simultaneously has ordered for inquiry over 99 companies that are into mining business, he added.

He said state Congress leaders immediately after their “Bangalore-Bellary” padyatra demanded relaxations in the rules and regulations introduced by BJP government against mining in the state.

 “I had taken strict actions against mining and permission for mining activities has not been issued during my tenure,” he said.

He said that list comprising the names of the persons involved in mining activities in the state will be handed over to the Governor. The list has the names of Congress leaders, CM informed.

CM fails to keep promise

District Unit of Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha activists shouted slogans against Chief Minster for not keeping up his promise to meet them at Inspection Bungalow. Earlier the Chief Minister was scheduled to meet KRRS members and listen to the grievances regarding the hazard created by UPCL project before his departure.

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