Bhubaneswar, Oct 28: In order to investigate into the illegal stacking of minerals at railways siding, a team of Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) visited Renjda railway siding in Sundergarh district on Wednesday.
According to reports, the IBM officials team visited the Koida mining circle as per the orders issued by the Union Steel and Mines ministry on October 16.
Notably, over the illegal stacking of minerals in the areas, Sundergarh MP and Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram had written a letter to the ministry seeking its intervention into the illegal stacking of minerals in the district.
On October 8, Oram shot off a letter to union Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar to ask for a probe into the alleged illegal mining in Sundergarh district. In the letter, Oram said a huge stock of minerals worth about Rs.100 crore was found near the Renjda railway siding in the Koida mines area.
“Neither the local administration nor the deputy director of mines of the circle has not taken proper action. I have information from the locals that the iron ore has been stolen from area mines by a local contractor and is worth around Rs.100 crore,” the union minister said.