CM assures strong stand to control mining sector

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Mangalore, Aug 9 (UNI) Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today said his government would take strong measures to control mining activities in the state.

Speaking to party workers here, he said the government had not renewed any mining licenses after it had taken over reigns in May.

Rejecting allegations of the opposition Congress and the JD(S), he said those mining licenses which were renewed, were all during the regime of the Congress and the coalition government led by JD(S).

He said the state government had given a special thrust on the development of roads in rural area.

The government had also sanctioned Rs 40 crore for the construction of vented dam across Netravathi River for providing drinking water to Mangalore city, he added.


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