July 10, 2019
Sunil Mondal asks a Question on Complaints of Corruption
Will the Minister of MINES be pleased to state:
(a) whether the Government has received complaints of alleged corruption;
(b) if so, the details thereof indicating the number and nature of complaints received during the last four years;
(c) whether any action has been taken by the Government on these complaints; (d) if so, the details thereof; and
(e) if not, the reasons therefor?
FIRST SUPPLEMENTARY QUESTION
Thank you Speaker Sir, for giving me the opportunity to raise my first Question of 17th Lok Sabha session.
Sir, there are many mines in various states in India which mines are there. Mines are also a huge source of income for both State and Centre. But there are various mines all over the States which lack modern equipment. It is also found that there are various small mines, which have become its own boss. As a result many mines are involved in black market and this fact causes a huge loss in revenue collection.
So, respected Speaker Sir, through you I want to ask my question to the respected Minister. Can’t we stop this black market system by modernising the mines with the joint efforts of the Central and State Governments? If not, is there any plan as such in the near future?
SECOND SUPPLEMENTARY QUESTION
We know that, India is one of the largest producers and has a reserve of various minerals in the world. But, the saddest part is just because of illegal ownership of various mines, the State and Central Governments face huge loss. Also the existence of various preventive laws and task force does not seem to be effective in the mines.
So, respected Speaker Sir, through you I want to ask my question to the respected Minister. Is there any intention by the Central Government to take up any step to resist the illegal companies related with the mines?