Sand to be door-delivered in Krishna district from January 2
In a bid to cater to the much-demanded sand supply, the state government announced that from January, the government would be delivering sand to the customer’s doorstep across Krishna district.
Addressing the media at Amaravati on Monday, panchayati raj minister Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy said the initiative was being started in Krishna district as a pilot project and would later extend to East Godavari, West Godavari, and Kadapa districts by January 7.
Peddireddy assured that by January 20, sand would be door delivered to the consumer house in every district in the state. “Currently, the daily sand consumption in the state is 80,000 tonnes and so far, about 9,63,000 tonnes of sand has been stored. The Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation (APMDC) would door deliver the sand, the minister said.
Officials said that the APMDC would store about 15 lakh tonnes of sand every month for the next four months and about 60,000 lakh tones of sand would be stored for the upcoming rainy season.