KOLLAM: Upa Lok Ayukta Justice N. Krishnan Nair has ordered deployment of sufficient police force for countering illegal sand-mining in the West Kallada area.
An order in this connection was issued by Mr. Nair while taking up a complaint from general convener of the Paristhiti Samrakshana Ekopana Samithy Odanavattam Vijayaprakash.
According to the complaint, a mafia was engaged in illegal sand-mining at West Kallada. Already more than 15 hectares of paddy fields had been lost through the mining activity.
In the order, the Upa Lok Ayukta called upon the Sasthamcotta Tahasildar and the Circle Inspector to coordinate and prevent sand-mining.
He also directed the Collector to see that the provisions of the Kerala Protection of River Banks and Regulation of Removal of Sand Rules 2002 are effectively implemented.