Udupi, Sep 02, 2017: Udupi district sees some relief as the ban on sand mining in the district has been lifted and the district administration has taken measures for the resumption of sand mining activities.
Udupi DC Priyanka Mary Francis told media that the district administration has approved 130 applications and has permitted manual sand removal in CRZ area. A meeting has been called to decide about the remaining 30 applications by the committee set up for monitoring the sand mining in the district. The committee is headed by the DC.
DC Francis said that apart from the 30 applications, the remaining four, which were rejected owing to various legal charges against the applicants, also be considered in the meeting.
She said other than the existing applications, the district administration has received a few hundred new applications. A separate committee has been set up to scrutinise these applications and will decide about the permission in the later stage, she said.
The sand removal was resumed at Paduthonse. It is expected to start in at least six-seven areas from tomorrow.The sand extractor at Paduthonse had paid the required amount of fees on August 31.