The process of auction of sand ghats is being completed in eight districts of the state. The auction of dozens of sand huts in Patna, Bhojpur, Saran, Aurangabad, Rohtas, Gaya, Jamui and Lakhisarai has been completed. Soon the remaining ghats with environmental clearance will also be auctioned. This step of the government will give a big relief to the construction sector facing the shortage of sand.
In the light of the order passed by the Supreme Court, the auction process of the Ghats is being done by the Bihar State Mining Corporation Limited. On November 27, the auction of 8 sand ghats including Mandhata, Dumri, Kendua and Sono in Jamui district, Mahabalipur, Rajipur, Katari, Aurangabad district’s Majhiyawan and Sheikhpura-1, Shahaspur-1 in Patna were completed. High bidders have been selected for Maharajganj- Daryaganj, Khalpura and Rawaltoli of Saran, Amiyawar-e of Rohtas and Fatehpur and Sripur, Khijrasarai, Nepa, Kusap, Chotiya, Alipur and Devgaon sand ghats of Gaya.
On November 28, Lipatwa, Balthar, Hanjro, Dinari and Simaria of Jamui, Pandeychak of Patna district, Keshav of Aurangabad, Imambara, Daudnagar-A Daudnagar-B, Office of Saran, Raharia, Tiwari Mahua, LCT Domwa, Kalugangajal, Nayagaon Rajpur and Sabalpur , Gaya’s Bihto Sarit, Mathiapur, Tenri, Sadipur, Kukayasin, Pereva, Kendui, Bhadeja, Bhusunda, Ramsila, Telbigha, Dalelchak and Pawan while the auction of Bihta sand ghat of Bhojpur has been completed. According to the corporation, the highest bidders have been informed to submit the required documents and amount. Once the amount is deposited and the agreement is completed, the contractor will be able to do sand mining.