Hoshiarpur: The Punjab Government taking an initiative to control the prices of sand and gravel is going to mine and sell the sand through Government departments. The Punjab Small Industries and Exports Corporation (PSIEC) would mine the sand and gravel while the agriculture department would transport and sell the sand. In Hoshiarpur district, the Commerce and Industry Minister, Mr. Madan Mohan Mittal will inaugurate the sand mine at village Dagana Khurd near Hoshiarpur.
This was informed by the Deputy Commissioner of Hoshiarpur, Mr. Amit Dhaka. He further informed that this policy has been designed in order to relieve the General Public from the heavy prices of sand and gravel in Punjab. He said that the consumers could buy sand and directly from agriculture department at fixed prices.