Chittoor: District Collector V. Seshadri said that committees will be formed in each mandal to patrol during nights in the villages adjacent to rivers and canals, to curb illegal transportation of sand.
Talking to mediapersons here on Wednesday, he said that it has come to his notice that sand is being transported illegally to Karnataka by the people of Madanapalle, Kuppam, Palamner and Punganur constituencies. Instructions have been issued to the officers to seize vehicles transporting sand illegally and levy heavy fines. The Collector said summer action plan was finalised for resolving the drinking water scarcity in villages. Rs. 4 crore would be spent for resolving the drinking water problem in the district. A sum of Rs. 150 crore would be sanctioned to IKP groups.