ANDHRA PRADESH

Auction for 10 sand quarries soon

CUDDAPAH, NOV. 29. Auctions will be held shortly for 10 sand quarries selected by a technical committee for lifting sand for local use, the district Panchayat Officer, Satyaprakash, said on Monday.

Sand quarrying was permitted in quarries at Ramannapalli, Kothagangireddipalle, Adinimmayapalle, Mandapalle, Gundluru, Narayana Nellore, Darjipalle, Peddadandlur, Sunnapurallpalle and Devagudi in Cuddapah district in accordance with APWALTA guidelines, he told a press conference. Short-tender notices would be issued to avert delay and auctions would be conducted where no objections come up from local people, as per High Court directions, he said.

Auctioning of Chinnadandlur quarry in Yerraguntla mandal was suspended following objections raised by local people, he said. The district-level sand quarry committee comprises the ZP Chairman as chairman, DPO as member-convenor, and the Joint Collector, DDs of Ground Water, Mining and Geology, ZP CEO, Irrigation EE, local mandal president and sarpanch as members, he said.

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