Two-year imprisonment and Rs 2 lakh fine for sand hoarders in Andhra
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Two-year imprisonment and Rs 2 lakh fine for sand hoarders in Andhra

By News Minute calender  14-Nov-2019

Two-year imprisonment and Rs 2 lakh fine for sand hoarders in Andhra

  • With sand shortage is causing distress among workers, the state government has announced that those hoarding sand will face two-year imprisonment. 
     
  • Information Minister Perni Venkataramaiah also told reporters that a fine of Rs 2 lakh would also be imposed on sand hoarders.
     
  • The decision was taken at the state cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy.
     
  • It was also decided to observe a 'Sand Week' from November 14 to improve the availability of sand.
     
  • Meanwhile, the opposition leader and TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu will be undertaking a day-long fast in Vijayawada on the sand shortage issue on Thursday.

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