Sand in Andhra Pradesh will be free of cost for those who want to construct their houses and other structures.
Andhra Pradesh government took a key decision losing over 200 crore revenue to exchequer. It has decided to supply Sand for free.
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said the government wanted to supply sand free of cost to give a boost to the construction activity in the state.
However, the extraction of the sand will be monitored by CCTVs and Geo Taping system and also by sarpanchs to see that environment is not affected.
Earlier The govt had handed over Sand quarrying to DWacra to curb growing activities of sand mafia in the state and make sand available to people, but finally took the decision to supply free of cost.