Revoke SRO 105; Permits non-state subject bidders to encroach J&K


Srinagar June 2: Senior CPI (M) leader and MLA Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami while raising the issue of revocation of SRO 105 issued by Industries & Commerce Department today during question hour, demanded constitution of House Committee to examine this controversial SRO, by virtue of which royalty on stone quarrying has been increased and the non-state subject bidders have been allowed to participate in bidding for mineral excavation in our State.

The provisions of this SRO are not in the interests of public and are bound to escalate construction costs. Further the outside big contractors will get the entry which will grossly undermine the interests of the locals. This SRO is bound to deprive livelihood of thousands of labourers associated with quarrying and construction activities.

He demanded constitution of a House committee to examine this. Several other Hon’ble members from all the regions cutting across the party lines also supported this legitimate demand.

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