5% sand for financially aided houses from state government

4th October, 2013    comments

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The financially aided houses from State Government are to be provided necessary sand recommended by the district level committee. Five percent of the mined sand from authorised banks is being set aside for these houses accordingly.The decision was taken by the District Collector Mr P I Sheik Pareeth at his camp office.  The decision for financial aid was taken as an account of complaints received that necessary sand was not provided for the construction. The houses that are constructed under Tsunami Relief Fund will also benefit this aid.

There are several restrictions on mining sand from the river banks. The expert committee meeting also decided to ask the government to take a final decision on the issuance of temporary permit to sand mining at river banks with an area of up to five hectares. The meeting also decided to recommend the government to consider raising the fund given to the district-level council for protection of river banks to `20 lakh. The District Collector said the district administration is trying to launch online sand pass system. “A permanent monitoring system will be launched for supervising the issuance of sand permits by various panchayats,” Pareeth said. The expert committee meeting will be convened once in every two months and the suggestion in this regard by district panchayat member Abdul Muthalib was approved by the meeting.