Why BJP wants to Scrap Sand Policy?

Raw material supply policies questioned by opposition leaders.

Why BJP wants to Scrap Sand Policy? THE POLICY TIMES

BJP demanded the Andhra state government to scrap the sand policy and supply sand free of cost to the poor and call of all tenders.

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Addressing the gathering, Patibandla Rama Krishna, district president alleged that CM Jagan Mohan Reddy assured free sand at the time of elections. He criticized his government for cheating the public. He impugned CM’s move on awarding the sand tender to a private company that resulted in the economic crisis of 30 lakh sand laborers.

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Opposition leaders sabotage the Jana Sena Party

Party leaders led by BJP- A.P. president Somu Veerraju and general secretary S. Vishnuvardhan Reddy attempted to stage a demonstration at the office of the Revenue Divisional Officer.  BJP national general secretary and former Union Minister D. Purandeswari alleged that there was no ‘constructive governance’ in the State. She condemns the government for banking fake voter identity cards to win the elections. Tobacco Board Chairman Yadlapati Raghunath Babu warned that they will lay seize to houses of the MPs and MLAs if the government fails to take steps to cancel the sand contract immediately.  He said that they will fight against the new sand policy of the government. Other ministers present included Ammisetty Anjaneyulu, R Bhaskar, Ramachandra Rao, Polisetty Raghu, YVSubba Rao, K Srinivas.

TPT Policy Advocacy & Recommendations

  • Government policies are the fulcrum around which several developmental activities spring up and boost the economy of the country. Infrastructure is a major sector that propels the overall development of the state. Considering the exploitation by the middlemen in the raw material supply department; urban infrastructure progress is always hindered.
  • Andhra Pradesh government should take learning from the Freight sector and Cement suppliers dispute in Raipur that led to huge shortage and price hike. Instead, the Infrastructure development sector of the state should bring down prices of steel and cement along with supplying an adequate amount of sand. It should aid to reduce the burden, that is borne by consumers and middle-class people.
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