TAMIL NADU

Demonstration against illegal sand mining

R. Nallakannu, Senior Leader of CPI, who presided over a demonstration staged at Sindhupoondurai here on Sunday against illegal beach sand mining, sought thorough inspection along the coastline in Tuticorin, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari districts.

He sought a ban of mineral sand export and appealed to the officials to inspect the stocked mineral sand at godowns and urged them to seize the illegal mined property. Due to rampant beach mining, natural resources have dwindled, he said.