Housing projects in Tamil Nadu have come to a halt due to order on sand quarries: Govt tells Madras HC
The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday informed the Madurai bench of the Madras high court that housing projects in the state have come to a standstill due to a single judge order to close down all sand quarries, according to news sources.
On November 29, justice R Mahadevan ordered closure of all quarries in the state within six months. The single judge passed the order on a petition filed by managing director of M R M Ramaiya Enterprises Private Limited seeking the court’s intervention to sell sand imported from Malaysia. The district collectors of Tuticorin, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari preferred the appeal against the order of justice Mahadevan.