Andhra Pradesh faces 30,000 tonnes of sand shortage
Andhra Pradesh is currently facing 30,000 tonnes of sand shortage as per official figures against the demand of 80,000 tonnes.
While the opposition parties are blaming the government for negligent approach resulting in suicides of construction workers, the AP Mineral Development Corporation revealed that sand availability in the state is impacted as production was hampered due to flooding of major rivers. As on October 26 less than 10 of 122 reachers for which tenders have been awarded the production has begun.
APMDC says the daily requirement of sand is estimated to be 80,000 tonnes and sand being put online sale has touched 50,000 tonnes.