Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday said farmers can sell sand which got deposited in their fields along the Sutlej and Beas rivers during last year’s floods.
Mann stated this on the second day of the budget session in the Punjab assembly after Independent MLA Rana Inder Partap Singh raised the issue. The legislator from Sultanpur Lodhi said that four to five feet of sand got deposited in agriculture fields in some villages of his assembly constituency following floods.
The chief minister said the state government will allow farmers to sell up to four feet of sand that got deposited in their fields during the floods last year.
“This sand will belong to the landowners and the state government will not charge any tax on it,” said Mann, adding that a notification in this regard will be issued soon.
Meanwhile, while participating in the discussion on the governor’s address, Punjab Cabinet minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal said the AAP government created a “record of development

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