RAJAHMUNDRY: Minister for mines and geology and women and child welfare Peethala Sujatha said that the government would announce sand auction policy in the state.
She told newsmen at the Roads and Buildings guest house here Tuesday that the government was yet to decide on the allotment of sand reaches through auction or lottery system.
Chief minister Chandrababu Naidu was particular that illegal sand mining should be stopped immediately. Officials were directed to deal with an iron hand with the sand mafia.
The government has identified as many as 62 sand reaches in the state for allotment, she said. Vigilance wing of the mines and geology department will also be strengthened shortly.
The Bangarutalli scheme, meant for girl children, has been renamed as Mahalakshmi scheme for better implementation.
Under the scheme Rs 30,000 will be deposited in the name of every newborn baby girl, Sujatha said.
In order to fulfil all its promises, the government would address the problems of anganwadi staff soon and all the centres would be provided with necessary facilities.
She lamented the fact that the condition of kitchens in the social welfare girls residential schools was not good.