Residents of Arapata revenue village, which comprises over 1,000 families, are now alleging the tehsildar of conniving with the illegal sand mafia and depriving them of their due entitlements.
Wildlife movement is getting hampered but since it belongs to a leader on private area, we are helpless.
Sixteen other drivers were held in similar operations during last week while vehicle owners had to cough up fine for the illegal activity.
As many as six people have died in the last 49 days while passing the Godavari river in Bhadrachalam.
Five-member joint committee constituted by NGT southern bench gives clean chit to PWD
The TDP leader said that the JP Power will get more than Rs 2,000 crore per year, but it paid only Rs 765 crore to the government in the sand deal.
Criticising the government inaction over the issue, BJP and Congress members demanded that a policy should be formulated to curb illegal sand mining.
CM directs officials not to spare those hurting govt’s revenue by committing irregularities
The aim is to help end-users get local resources at a nominal cost and to put an end to corruption.
Besides, only three quarries are functional, while the city requires at least 35 to compensate for the low sand supply over the last two years and to meet current requirements.
Mines and Geology Minister Murugesh Nirani on Friday said the state government will soon announce a separate sand policy for the coastal Karnataka region.
Raghunathpur tehsildar Rupalika Das said there has been no irregularities in the tender process and no question of cancelling the auction of Jaipur sand quarry arises.
Negotiations with Metal Scrap Trade Corporation in final stage
He also revealed how many politicians are involved in the sand mining mafia and why the policy is being pushed now.
Licences in these streams will be issued to Gram Panchayats by a committee headed by the assistant commissioner at the taluk level.