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Sand becomes free of cost in Andhra Pradesh

The state government’s move is aimed at boosting construction and employment.

News Arena Network - Amaravati - UPDATED: July 11, 2024, 03:45 AM - 3 mins read

Sand becomes free of cost in Andhra Pradesh

Sand becomes free of cost in Andhra Pradesh

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Free sand policy has been launched at different locations across Andhra Pradesh. Tourism Minister Kandula Durgesh inaugurated the new sand policy at the state level that enables people to take sand free of cost, bearing only the transportation, loading and unloading expenses.

 

Durgesh apprised the media that the state government introduced the policy because it wants to help the construction workers.

 

He, further, added that the state government’s introduction of free sand policy is a good development and it helps construction and employment growth.

 

"Due to a lack of availability of sand, the common people were not able to construct a house or undertake other constructions. Now, sand is free for them. The three-party alliance had promised to supply sand free of cost," said Durgesh.

 

Rajamahendravaram MP Daggubati Purandeswari said that during the YSRCP government, loot of sand was on and the construction workers and others faced difficulty to get the material.

 

District collector Prashanthi said, at present, four lakh metric tonnes of sand was available at seven sand reaches.

 

Sand storage centres are functional under the surveillance of CC cameras and supervision of the police. A deputy tehsildar has been appointed for supervision at each sand storage point.

 

Women and tribal welfare minister Gummidi Sandhya Rani inaugurated free sand disbursement at Sivaramapuram of Salur mandal in Parvathipuram Manyam district.

 

She said the common man can build a house with low cost now. The new sand policy would give a “boost to the construction and allied sectors.”

 

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