IMPHAL | Feb 21
State finance minister in-charge, Yumnam Joykumar has stated that after the introduction of Goods and Service Tax (GST), the state has been able to collect Rs 857.89 crore as revenue from July 2017 to January 2019.
Joykumar stated this in reply to the House on the second day of the on-going session of 11th Manipur Legislative session moved by MLA Surjakumar Okram during the question hour of the session. He also informed the House that Rs. 754.78 crore GST revenue is projected for the next year.
Later, regarding the sand mining and stone quarry issue at Thoubal River, forest minister, Th. Shyamkumar informed that the locations for sand mining and stone quarry along the river are Kekru, Heitroipokpi, Ingourok, Heirok Chingjin, Chnadrakhong, Inganglok, Khoirom, Chnagamdabi, Leirongthel, Moirangpurel, Itham and Tumukhong.
The minister further stated no lease has been granted at present or tenders for allocation of the sites for sand mining and stone quarry along the river.
With regard to the continuation of illegal mining along the river, MLA Surjakanta sought a reply from the forest minister, and Th Shyamkumar assured that he will provide the reason after lunch break. However, the House concluded after the morning session, and so the minister failed to give any reply or reason for the question.