Jammu & Kashmir

Panchayati Raj Institutions to get mining rights through Short Term Permits

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PRIs exempted from payment of advance royalty, will remove the shortage of construction material

Srinagar: The Administrative Council (AC), which met under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, G C Murmu, approved the amendment of Jammu and Kashmir Minor Mineral Concession, Storage, Transportation of Minerals and Prevention of Illegal Mining Rules, 2016.

The spokesman said that amendment will enable the grant of Short Term Permits to the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) on land up to 1 hectare, till 30th September 2021. It also exempts PRIs from payment of advance royalty to the Geology and Mining Department before commencing mining.

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