Kathua Mining Department imposes Rs 3 Cr fine on erring Stone crushers

District Mining Department Kathua has imposed Rs 3 Crore fine on three stone crushers for illegal storage and consumption of raw and furnished material thereby depriving revenue to State exchequer.


The three stone crusher units were earlier inspected by a team comprising of officials of Flood Control, PWD, Revenue, Forest, Rural Development department and Geology and Mining Department constituted by the Deputy Commissioner.


The team found that these stone crushers have illegally stored/dumped huge quantity of Minor Minerals in the premises of their unit in sheer violation of The J&K Minor Mineral concession Storage, Transportation of Minerals, Prevention of Illegal mining rules, provisions of SRO 105 and SRO 302.