Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cancel all irregular mining Leases: Lok Satta

The Lok Satta Party today demanded that the Government cancel all irregular mining leases including the one granted to Saraswati Power and Industries.

In a media statement, party Working President D. V. V. S. Varma said that a committee could be set up to review all the mining leases to zero in on the irregularly allotted ones. Successive Governments had allowed political mafia to plunder natural resources.

Mr. Varma said that the Government award mining leases through the international competitive bidding to ensure transparency, ward off nepotism and corruption, and maximize revenue. The Government should ensure justice to displaced people and that the interests of future generations did not suffer because of indiscriminate mining.

Mr. Varma said that Lok Satta Party offices all over the State would hoist the national tricolor to mark Telnagana Liberation Day on September 17.

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