Stop loot of grey gold

It is extremely deplorable that an organised mafia along with some officials of loose integrity are hand in glove and brazenly causing grey gold of rivers and nallahs to be virtually looted . What is the fun of scrapping of illegal contracts through open tenders by the Governor’s administration in Jammu and Kashmir, when as usual the illegal mining was going on unabated in the State? How it could be presumed that the administration was not in know of the fact of not only such illegal mining continuing with impunity but even the loss of the revenue in the shape of royalty by not causing the booty to be assessed by the designated officials in order to reckon the royalty due?
Has the mafia got so emboldened that it can effectively ‘manage’ officials at the helm of affairs even to stall symbolic assessment process in respect of royalty due against the “bidders” on account of consuming of minor mineral in all other districts after completion of this work in Reasi district? In District Kathua, the outstanding dues range in crores of Rupees and so is the case with Jammu, Samba, Udhampur, Rajouri, Reasi, Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban districts. Proper inquiry must be instituted against all the mess in Geology and Mining Department and all outstanding dues recovered immediately and till that was done, complete embargo on mining should be ordered.