Jammu & Kashmir

‘Sand extraction, mining contracts being given to outsiders, natives suffering’

‘Prices of Sand, Bajri, stones have gone sky-rocketing and material shortage has hit construction works in Kashmir’

Srinagar: Hot Mix Plant Association Kashmir President Bashir Ahmed Khan on Wednesday urged the administration to roll back the controversial sand extraction, stone quarry and mining contract order so that original natives of Kashmir can earn their livelihood the way they were doing in the past. Khan said that the cost of material has gone sky-rocket forcing the people to suspend the construction works across the Valley.

Addressing the press conference in Srinagar, Khan said that ever since the new law was announced in Kashmir, the cost of sand, Bajri, stone has touched the skies. “We are not getting the material. Contracts are being given to non-JK residents while natives are suffering for want of materials,” Khan said.

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