TAMIL NADU

Irregularities in sand, stone quarrying to be probed

: Like the granite quarry probe, the district administration would carry out investigation into irregularities reported in sand and stone quarrying.

Announcing this at a monthly farmers’ grievance meeting here on Friday, Collector Anshul Mishra said that farmers and others, who had specific knowledge of the malpractices, can submit petitions.

They urged the Collector to direct nationalised bankers, who sought many documents when approached for loans against gold for agriculture purposes. He should ensure when a farmer produced the patta book, he should be considered as eligible to get the loan. Even after two months lapsed, the sugarcane growers, who had supplied their produce to the Alanganallur sugar mills, were yet to get payment, they said.

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