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UP CM asks officials to complete e-tendering of mining lease

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Taking a stern view of illegal mining in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister has ordered the completion of e-tendering process of the mining lease contracts within 20 days.

The mining department needs to work in close coordination with the police and district administrations with a joint strategy to put a check on illegal mining in the state, he said.

The chief minister conveyed this to officials during a late night presentation of the mining department yesterday.

According to an official spokesman, Adityanath directed the officials to put in place a transparent e-tendering process in such a manner that no one can raise a question mark on it and there is also no loss involved.

To curb corruption, the state had yesterday decided that it would award contracts only through 'e-tendering'.

During the presentation of the Entertainment department, he asked the concerned officials to explore the possibility of running single screen cinema halls in state.

"Since the single screen cinema halls have proper land, they can also run multiplexes from it and also help in increasing revenue," he said.

The chief minister asked the officials to encourage construction and running of multiplexes in the state on the lines of Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Punjab, the spokesman said.

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First Published: Wed, April 19 2017. 16:13 IST