More sand to be made available for rainy season

By Nehru.T Jun. 08, 2020, 11:10 am IST
More sand to be made available for rainy season

Though the government of Andhrapradesh is implementing huge number of welfare schemes, even in crisis period, its still facing some negative opinion from the public in terms of supplying of sand. Due to improper management of sand supplying mechanism, huge number of construction workers, builders, individual housing beneficiaries are being affected and lakhs of workers still remain jobless due to unavailability of sand. The government , which has noticed the seriousness of the issue and started taking damage control methods.

Actually the sand supply would be interrupted during the rainy season as the streams, rivers would be flooded with water and excavation would not be possible. The government has ascertained the complications likely to be raised in coming rainy season and started precautionary measures to mitigate the problem. As of now the state has a capacity to excavate 1.25 lakhs of tones of sand per day but the government has decided to increase the capacity to 3 lakh tones per day. The total sand to be procured for the coming rainy season of three months would be around 1.7 crores of tones. All the sand would be made available at sand depots in all over the state and it would be supplied to the consumers without any lapses. If plenty of sand is available in villages, the public would involve in MGNREGA works and road works, even construction works also would be restarted and the working community would get jobs along with income. The decision taken by the government to control the damage occurred because of sand issue is expected to yield good results.

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