Staff Reporter

Kakinada: Collector Gopalakrishna Dwivedi ordered the cancellation of all temporary permits for sand mining, saying fresh auctioning was to be done on April 22 due to the expiry of leases sanctioned last year, on March 31. He stated that there was no need to give the temporary permits in the run-up to the annual auction and sought explanation from Mines Department assistant director for giving permits after the announcement of the auction date.