Staff Reporter

Coimbatore: The Tamil Nadu Blue Metal Crusher and Quarry and Truck Owners Association has condemned the quarry owners who were still carrying on with quarrying and blue metal crushing works in the Nilgiris district despite the ban imposed by the State Government.

A release from the association said that a resolution to this effect was passed at a meeting recently. The association promised to give fullest support to the authorities for whatever action they initiated against the crushers and quarry owners.

As the blue metal, crusher and quarry industry was in an unprecedented recessionary trend, the State Government should consider the role played by it in development works and extend exemption to the industry from the power cuts.

The association also urged the Government to expedite the process of issuance of quarry permission in districts.