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Andhra Pradesh cabinet okays key decisions on sand mining, English medium

VIJAYAWADA: Tightening the noose around those resorting to illegal stocking and sale of sand at higher prices, Andhra Pradesh Council of Ministers, which met on Wednesday, resolved to impose Rs 2 lakh fine and hand out two years jail term to those selling sand above the price fixed by the Government.

Briefing media persons about the State Cabinet decisions, Minister for Information and Public Relations, Perni Venkatarmaiah (Nani) said the decision was taken to control those who want to take advantage of the situation, procure sand through online and resell it for a higher price. Except for the mining department, no others are authorized to stock or sell sand, he explained.