Quarry n stone crusher owners seek more time to obtain DGMS permits for blasting operations
• Quarry & stone crusher owners seek more time to obtain DGMS permits for blasting operations
• Owners also demand cancellation of royalty fine and AAPP
• Urged minister to facilitate to repeal the environment cess (green cess) imposed by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB)
Bengaluru, March 3: A delegation of Federation of Karnataka Quarry & Stone Crusher Owners Association on Wednesday urged Mines & Geology Minister Murugesh R Nirani to give more time to obtain permits from Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS) office for blasting operations.
Submitting a memorandum here at Vikasa Soudha the association also urged the Mr Nirani to hold talks with Revenue Minister R Ashoka regarding transferring ownership deeds of crusher units set up in government land.
The federation’s meeting comes after government’s tough measures on using explosives in mining areas following the recent tragic incidents at Chikkaballapura and Shivamogga.
The delegation urged Mr Nirani to make it mandatory for the end users to obtain Mineral Dispatch Permit (MDP) regarding royalty and cancellation of Additional Annual Premium Payment (AAPP) across the state.
The quarry and stone crusher owners also requested the minister to cancel five times royalty collected as penalty.
They wanted the government to repeal the environment cess (green cess) imposed by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and disposal of Unsaved/Pending applications before the Mines & Geology department.
The delegation had earlier held discussions with the minister regarding the issues concerning their sector, requested him to take immediate steps to address their problems.
Mr Nirani gave a patient hearing to the grievances of Federation of Karnataka Quarry Stone Crusher Owners Association and assured to look into their demands under legal ambit.
Federation’s honorary president Dattatri S president Sanjeeva Hattiholi and general secretary Purushothama were submitted the memorandum.