A new circular issued on transporting and trade related to rocks, sand, earth and clay

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A new circular has been issued on transporting and trade related to rocks, sand, earth and clay. The President appointed a task force to study using geological resources for livelihood of self-employed persons, small scale entrepreneurs, persons engaged in traditional professions and for development. The responsibility of the task force is to introduce a system to issue permits to protect environment while preventing difficulties in the process for geological resource mining, transport and trade. The task force has studied that there are weaknesses in coordination among various institutions when providing solutions to environmental issues and for public protests. All institutions should jointly make an effort to implement recommendations and manage public protests. District and national monitoring committee meetings should take necessary decisions. The circular issued by president’s secretary Dr. P.B Jayasundara has informed to provide a report if a statutory state institution is not giving the necessary support.

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