The district administration has informed that the maximum sand that can be allotted from sand mining ghats for constructing new homes is 50 tonnes.

The sand will be distributed as 10 allotments of five tonnes each. For repair work, the maximum allotment will be only five tonnes.

An order issued by District Collector P.I. Sheikh Pareed said Rs. 50 would be collected as registration fee for each load. The regulations have been issued ahead of the online registration for sand distribution in Piravom and Maneed grama panchayats in the district. Applications for sand and sanctioning of passes will be done online, as part of the new initiative. Applicants should submit identity proof. Applicants in local bodies that do not have kadavus (sand mining ghats) sanctioned by the district administration should submit the forms before the secretary concerned.

The secretary will issue the certificate which can be used for registration in panchayats, which have been authorised to distribute sand.

The list of applicants eligible to receive the sand will be published at panchayat offices. Details of token number and date on which the money should be submitted will be included in the list. Applicants need to register again for receiving their next allotment. Fifty per cent of the sand mined will be given to applicants in grama panchayats having kadavus sanctioned by the district administration.

Thirty per cent will be distributed to those in grama panchayats which do not have kadavus authorised by the district administration. Details of passes for each day will be handed over to officials in charge of each kadavus by panchayat authorities.