Kathmandu, Sept 1: The Industry Commerce and Consumers Welfare Committee of the Legislature-Parliament Monday discussed with the authorities concerned and traders about problems seen in the supply of construction materials (pebbles, crushed stones and sand) and ways to resolve them.
Of late, construction of physical infrastructure has been affected due to the prolonged agitation of crushers and sands mine entrepreneurs. They have taken to the streets in protest against the government decision to close down crusher industries operated in the Chure region citing encroachment on natural resources and their adverse impact on environment. The entrepreneurs have been claiming that they were operating business meeting the criteria with a large investment.
The government later directed agitating entrepreneurs to first supply the stocked materials to market and then operate the business from fixed locations. The entrepreneurs were not convinced by the government directives and chose the parliament for a way out to the problems.
Of the 580 crushers industries registered in 43 districts across the country, only 30 are operating legally, according to the government.