"Action has been taken whenever and wherever incident of illegal mining had been reported and government will continue to take stern action," Chief Minister told media on the sidelines of a function.
    
Stating that his government is committed to bring transparency in mining, Yadav said an effort had been made in this regard by initiating e-tendering. "An effort had been made to bring transparency by initiating e-tendering in allotting land lease and ensure that all the work is done as per the norms," Yadav said.
    
The Chief Minister said mining cannot take place without the NoC on environment and in case of information on the contrary, the government will take action. A three-member Union Environment Ministry panel has found ‘rampant, unscientific and illegal’ mining at various locations in Gautam Budh Nagar District along the Yamuna River in the state.
    
The state government had been under fire over the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal who had led a crackdown on mining mafia in Gautam Budh Nagar.

(Agencies)

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