Telangana government is taking stringent action on sand mafiya said the Irrigation Minister Harish Rao. During the question hour congress members D.K.Aruna and Komati Reddy sought clarification on sand policy and sand trafficking.
Congress leader D.K. Aruna said that the sand prices have increased rapidly where the common man can’t afford it . The labours who live on daily wagesin the construction sector, from Mehabub Nagar district are migrating to other places as there is no employment due to the shortage of sand. In a reply given to congress MLA D.K .Aruna, Harish Rao blamed the past governments for their inability to frame proper guidelines regarding the sand policy and said that his government’s sand policy is transparent with increased accountability. “The sand rates have come down in this government and anybody can book sand online and a call centre for this has been set up “ explained the Minister.