Sand Will Now Be Available at Affordable Prices: Check Out

Sand Will Now Be Available at Affordable Prices: Check Out

September 6: Udupi MLA Raghupathy Bhat said that Sand extraction in coastal regulation zonal will begin areas from September 15 and the sand problem will be sorted out.
The district administration had been working on offering three units of sand at Rs 5,500 and had contacted the sand extractors in CRZ (coastal regulation zonal) area who have agreed to the price fixed by the district administration.
As the sand extraction will begin from September 15, sand will be available at affordable price to the consumers by September 20. MLA Bhat mentioned that about 171 licence holders will extract sand in Udupi district and 8.7 lakh metric tonnes of sand will be available in CRZ areas.
Bhat also said that the state government has written to the Centre seeking permission for sand extraction in eco-sensitive zones in Kundapur and Byndoor taluks.

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