Curb illegal sand mining, Minister tells DC

District-in-charge Minister D N Jeevraj has directed the Deputy Commissioner to initiate stringent action against vehicles transporting sand illegally in the district.

He said places have been identified at Mudigere and Sringeri to extract sand and sell it to the public for their work. Officials should crack down on sand mafia in the district. The State Government has given full powers to the district administration to initiate action against those involved in illegal sand mining.  

Bogus ration cards

The Minister said as per an estimate there are 17 lakh bogus ration cards in the state. Bogus ration card holders have not come forward to seek fresh cards with bio-metric details. Those needing ration cards can apply with necessary documents.

He said out of 56,000 ration cards, 50,746 ration cards have been printed to be distributed in Chikmagalur district.

As many as 8,107 ration cards have already been distributed.

On automated billing system not being implemented in petrol bunks, the Minister said that officials from Weights and Measures Department are looking into the issue.
To a query on joining the KJP, he said that he was a BJP worker.

“Yeddyurappa will remain in the BJP even in the future also. We want him to continue in the BJP. We have faith in him,” he said.

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