AP Cabinet approves new sand policy, land allotment to 16 medical colleges
The Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday approved the new sand policy and allotment of lands to 16 medical colleges coming up across the state. It was decided to hand over sand mining of reaches and distribution to a private company as the Central government agencies did not come forward to take up the responsibility. The sand policy was revised based on the recommendations of the sub-committee headed by Minister Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy and after collecting views of people through the survey. The Cabinet also gave nod for zero-interest free loans to farmers.