Rajasthan's new mineral policy announced by chief minister Ashok Gehlot after a gap of 17 years looks good on papers; however, concerns about eliminating scope of favouritism in mines allotment, proxy ownership and illegal mining remain largely unaddressed.
While unveiling the new policy on Friday, the CM had stressed upon bringing in greater transparency in mines allotment.
The state government on Friday announced new mineral policy 2011. It has effectively ended a minister's discretionary powers to allot mines. The discretionary powers given under rule 65 of the Minor Minerals Concession Rules will now be used in public interest by the Cabinet only.
"We have prepared the policy keeping environment balancing and corruption in consideration.
The Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) will draft bylaws for enforcing Greenline service on all restaurants and hotels in the city.
Under this service, JMC's vehicles will collect garbage and wastes from eateries and transport it to compost plant at Sevapaura.
Launching the service, city mayor Jyoti Khandelwal talked about benefits of the Greenline service on Wednesday.
The contracted firm will
Traffic police in the Walled City area are facing a tough time managing vehicular movement due to low-floor buses, which have become prime reason for frequent traffic congestion.
In fact, driving in the Walled City area during peak hours has become a Herculean task for people and it has become a time-consuming exercise.
The traffic policemen, too, have to suffer a lot because of the low-floor bu
Prices of open milk being sold in the city are expected to rise as the Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) proceeds with its plan to relocate dairies out of the city's municipal limits.
Despite protest from owners, a JMC squad on Monday captured and relocated several bovine animals from various parts of the city to the Hingoniya cow shelter.
With local dairies being moved out of the city, it is e
A survey began in Pushkar to check the availability of uranium resources. The atomic minerals department (Amd) of Central government began a survey on Sunday. For the survey, a 15-member team from India, Canada and some other countries arrived at Pushakar.
The team is staying at the Tilora village. In open ground of village a temporary helipad was constructed.
State government has taken serious note on the zila parishads of Ajmer, Bharatpur, Dungarpur, Dausa, Ganganagar, Sikar and Tonk for showing disinterest in special audit of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) scheme works.