GUWAHATI: The Department of Environment & Forests has decided to go for e-auction of minor mineral concession areas (Mahals) for sale of boulder, stone, sand, gravel, earth, clay etc. in place of conventional tender process in the interest of public service, with a view to reduce human interference, ensure more transparency in the sale process and getting higher competitive price.
Pursuant to this, an advertisement for sale of 54 Mahals of the State was published on October 16 details of which have been available on https://www.assamforestonline.in. In accordance with the publication, a training programme has been organized at three venues - Guwahati, Dibrugarh and Silchar from October 30, to November 1 for the bidders to acquaint them with the procedures of different steps involved in the e-auction process.
In Guwahati, the training of bidders has been going on in the office of the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Head of Forest Force, Assam, Panjabari and in Silchar and Dibrugarh in the office of the respective Divisional Forest Officers, a release said.