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Corruption prevailing in mining sector in Punjab
Dinesh Chadha | 29 Oct 2010

But every year contractors participate in auction. Before participating in auction government does not ask them whather they pay the amounts to panchayats or not. Two depatments are involved in this matter Mining and Panchayat departments.

HOW THIS CORRUPTION WILL BE KNOCK OUT FROM PUNJAB While talking about corruption in Punjab,I am not talking about bribe demanded by officers or emploees. I am talking about corruption by effective people including politicle leaders,on which no political party or leader raise voise as in these matters all party leaders are involved. Both the parties Akalies and congress abuse each other as corrupt but still they are silent on some corruption issues.

This article will expose those issues. According to minor minerals act in auction of minig land in Punjab, the successfull contractor will pay the auction amount to state government and in addition to auction amount the contractor will directly pay the owner of land or owner Panchayats one third of auction amount. but contractors are not paying this amount to concerned panchayats. the balance which contractors have to pay to panchayats is in crores.

But every year contractors participate in auction. Before participating in auction government does not ask them whather they pay the amounts to panchayats or not. Two depatments are involved in this matter Mining and Panchayat departments. When I tried to get information under right to information act I came to know there are 427 mining sites in Punjab, it means 427 Panchayats are involved in it.

But neither the mining department nor the panchayat department has any information whether any contractor payed the amount to panchayats or not.When income of Panchayats from these contractors is in crores, then why the panchayat department does not mantain regular record about this amount and why this department is not doing any effort to get the amount for panchayats.on the other hand why mining department is ignoring non payment of this amount to panchayats. this silence of both the concerned departments raise some questions. this silence is because of effective minig contractor loby.

More over no political party or leader speak on this issue. this is the biggest and shamefull issue of corruptin in Punjab. Panchayats should aware of their right to get the amount from contractors and should agitate for their right. panchayats and other aware people should jointly fight against this corruption. if they fight against this effective loby, they will win. they will knock out this corruption by effective people from Punjab and thay will settle a example for the people of whole state.