And thereafter, no one can stop him.There are a total 1,266 sand mines in the state, of which 445 have been auctioned. "In 2016-17, the state earned Rs 240 crore royalty from sand mining which in 2017-18 is expected to fall to Rs 200 crore. According to mining minister Rajendra Shukla , the government has a lucrative offer of Rs 20 crore royalty for Rs 1 crore worth of sand. "New sand mining policy will strengthen musclemen and middlemen. "The Congress leader said that till 2006, the village panchayat was the sand mining authority.
Source: Times of India November 14, 2017 17:03 UTC