Sand mining is a profitable business, and the estimated turnover ranges between Rs 5000 to Rs 6000 crore annually.
Patna: RJD has called for a statewide bandh on December 18 to protest against the sand mining policy of the state government.
The announcement was made during a protest march organised in Patna on Monday. Speaking on the issue, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav told reporters that “State government’s sand mining policy is faulty and has led to a crisis among the public of Bihar. RJD would be observing a state-wide bandh on December 18 against government’s new sand policy”.
According to RJD leaders, the ongoing crackdown on sand mining has forced the builders to slow down the construction work in Bihar which has led to “job crisis among daily wage construction workers”.
Sand mining is a profitable business, and the estimated turnover ranges between Rs 5000 to Rs 6000 crore annually. However, reports say that the state government has been earning only around Rs 500 crore.