In the news article “Sand Syndicate have mentioned in the state, especially in Kamrup, I would like clarify that Kamrup West Division is a Forest Division under Kamrup District and at present no information is available in this Division about mushrooming of syndicate. At present 11 (eleven) nos. of Minor mineral units are in operation under Kamrup West Division as per Govt. Rule and norms and from these minor mineral units a reasoble quantity of sand and stone are extracted by realizing Govt. revenue. Following are the statistics of extraction of Minor mineral and realization of Govt. revenue.
It is pertinent to mentioned that the check gate under Kamrup West Division had been withdrawn as per Got. Direction during May’2016, but constituted a mobile squad for checking of pilferage of sand and stone. During these operations some sporadic detection against illegal transportation were achieved where offence were drawn as per rule and action were taken. The statistics of these offences are as follows:
From the above information it is revealed that a reasoble quantity sand, stone etc. extracted from this Division by realizing a reasoble Govt. revenue which require a reasoble nos. of vehicle to carry the above materials. Hence there would not be question of suffering huge loss of revenue and mushrooming syndicates.
This is for your information and necessary action.
Divisiol Forest Officer,
Kamrup West Division,
The news article "Syndicate Raj behind high prices of construction materials : APCC" was completed based on a press conference conducted by the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee on June 21. Allegations were made by the APCC and this news paper did not incorporate anything beyond what was told in the press conference.
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