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KTR swoops on illegal sand mining, warns of iron hand

Mon, Aug 01, 2016, 06:03 PM
Minister for Industries and Mining K. Taraka Rama Rao said on Monday that the State government would deal with an iron hand against those resorting to illegal mining in Telangana.

The Minister made a surprise visit to a sand-mining area at Kothapalli in Karimnagar district. He inspected the mining activity and interacted with the workers, drivers and sought to know how they were mining the sand and shifting it to other places.

The Minister rang up district officials, including SP and RDO and directed them to suppress illegal mining with stringent measures. “There shall not be any room for such illegal mining activity, as the sand is a national asset meant for its own development”, he said. The government will spare none involved in illegal mining and will punish them sternly.

KTR’s surprise visit to the district assumes significance as he did not inform the concerned officials. The minister also asked the officials concerned to coordinate and continuously monitor the sand-mining activity and prevent illegal mining with an iron hand. He asked them not to allow mining activity during the nights to avoid problems.
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