Removal of excess sand allowed as per the directions of Union Ministry - Pramod Madhwaraj

Richard Dsouza
Kemmannu News Network, 12-09-2017 07:57:13

Write Comment     |     E-Mail To a Friend     |     Facebook     |     Twitter     |     Print

Udupi : The district administration had only permitted to removal excess sand as per the directions of the Union Ministry of Environment and the courts and the permit holders should remove sand only from the designated areas, Pramod Madhwaraj, District in-charge Minister.

Speaking to sand extraction permit holders at Deputy Commissiner’s office during his surprise visit to the Department of Mines and Geology on Monday, 11th September, Pramod Madhwaraj said that the administration had given permission for the removal of sand bars in Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) where sand had accumulated and was obstructing the movement of boats. He said the environmental protection was accorded priority.

The sand extractors said that the GPS instrument was available for 3,500 a piece in other districts. The Officers told that Rs. 9,700 was needed for the GPS equipment to be installed in a vehicle transporting sand and Rs. 19,000 was needed for one on a sand extraction boat.

Pramod Madhwaraj asked the officials that he sought details of the steps taken by the Department of Mines and Geeology.

As per the direction of the Union Ministry of Environment and the courts, the administration had only permitted the removal of excess sand and permit holders should remove sand only from the designated areas only.

The administration had imposed conditions for the sand extraction for permit holders. In the sense that there should not legal problems or further stay orders from the courts in future. Pramod Madhwaraj also said that the district administration want sand to be available for people in the district at lower prices and do not want sand from the district to be transported elsewhere. It is clear that some persons are interested in getting the process of sand removal stopped.

The officers said that two technicians have been appointed in Udupi and three each in Brahmavar and Kundapur to keep track of the movements of GPS equipped vehicles transporting sand.

Pramod Madhwaraj said that if permit holders face any problems of delay by officers following all regulations, they can approach me and I will take immediate action.

He directed Kodandaramaiah, Senior Geologist of Mines and Geology department that to allow only those permit holders who followed all regulations and restrictions to remove the sand bars.

He alleged against the baseless allegations on M-sand issues. I do not have any hand or links with the M-Sand. The Government of Karnataka is promoted the M-Sand as per the government’s policies. The baseless allegations on me by persons who want to hinder the development of the district and their political gains. They wanted to destroy the sand mining in the district. It will be the priority of the district administration is to ensure the supply of sand along with to preserve the nature also.

Priyanka Mary Francis, Deputy Commissioner of Udupi district was present.

Write your Comments on this Article
Your Name
Native Place / Place of Residence
Your E-mail
Your Comment   You have characters left.
Security Validation
Enter the characters in the image above
Disclaimer: Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.
Please note that under 66A of the IT Act, sending offensive or menacing messages through electronic communication service and sending false messages to cheat, mislead or deceive people or to cause annoyance to them is punishable. It is obligatory on to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request. Hence, sending offensive comments using will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.
Similarly, reserves the right to edit / block / delete the messages without notice any content received from readers.

Kemmannu Main Road [Work-in-progress, Pictures upd
View More

Mount Rosary Church Annoucement for the weekMount Rosary Church Annoucement for the week
Blue Collar Open Day at Ducab on 23rd and 24th March.Blue Collar Open Day at Ducab
Congratulation on securing 8th Rank.Congratulation on securing 8th Rank.
Youe are Invited for World Water Day on 22 MarchYoue are Invited for World Water Day on 22 March
Congratulations - Promod MadhwarajCongratulations - Promod Madhwaraj
Rozaricho Gaanch December 2017Rozaricho Gaanch December 2017
Milarchi Laram - Issue Jan 2018Milarchi Laram - Issue Jan 2018
Souza’s Mega Festival SaleSouza’s Mega Festival Sale
Read online Uzvaad:<font color=red> Read online Uzvaad</font color=red>:
Visit Axis Bank Now open in Kallianpura, SanthekatteVisit Axis Bank Now open in Kallianpura, Santhekatte
For all your travel needs contact Sequeira TouristFor all your travel needs contact Sequeira Tourist
Power Care Services, MoodubellePower Care Services, Moodubelle
Ganapahti Co-operative Agricultural BankGanapahti Co-operative Agricultural Bank
Read Online RaknnoRead Online Raknno
Kemmannu Platinum Jubilee Souvenir – Amruth KaanikKemmannu Platinum Jubilee Souvenir – Amruth Kaanik
Udupi TodayUdupi Today
St. Alphonsa of India
Mangalorean Fertility Physician in New York


Mangalorean Fertility Physician in New York


For information, please email or contact Megi Zeku at 646-962-7499, prompt 3.



Thank you from Kemmannu.comContact for all your Travel, Tours and For Rent a Car

Contact Maria Travels  for all your Travel, Tours and For Rent a Car Mob: 9980889512 or 9819444307

Thanksgiving to St. Lawrance

Thanksgiving to St. Lawrance


Sponsored Albums