7,000 cases of illegal mining last year

SHIMLA- Illegal mining has been rampant in the state. In the past two years, the Mining Department has imposed a fine worth Rs 7 crore on accused in mining cases. The fine has been imposed by 39 departments. In 2013, 5,300 cases of illegal mining were detected while in 2014 about 7,000 cases were reported. The maximum cases of illegal mining were reported from Kangra and Una districts. ~The Tribune/Photo:NTD.TV

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