CM Siddaramaiah creates panel to study sand mining policy

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has directed a Cabinet sub-committee, headed by Law Minister T B Jayachandra, to look into the impact of the sand mining policy.

Published: 04th November 2016 04:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th November 2016 04:30 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has directed a Cabinet sub-committee, headed by Law Minister T B Jayachandra, to look into the impact of the sand mining policy in Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts.

At a review meeting on Thursday, Siddaramaiah heard complaints from MLAs and other elected representatives from the two districts who said that ever since the sand mining policy came into effect, it has had a double impact on the districts. Legislators complained that not only was there an impact on those who depended on it as a means of living, the construction industry too faced a shortage of sand.

Siddaramaiah has instructed Jayachandra to submit a report in two weeks time to resolve the issues that have been raised. He has also instructed that the elected members of these two districts be added to the sub-committee.

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