AP Free Sand Policy to be Implemented from 8th July 2024

AP Free Sand Policy 2024

The Andhra Pradesh government is making efforts to provide free sand in the Andhra Pradesh state. Following five years of exploitation in sand mining, the government intends to make an important choice. A committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of the Collector, and plans are being made to determine the sand loading and transportation rates. On 2nd July 2024, Chief Minister Chandrababu provided a detailed examination of unlawful sand mining. Read the article below to know more about the AP Free Sand Policy 2024.

About AP Free Sand Policy 2024

During 2014-19, the state’s sand policy was examined in terms of sales profit and loss from 2019 to 24. Inquiries are being made into who benefitted from the sand selling plan from 2019-24 (May). On 2nd July 2024, Andhra Pradesh government undertook an extensive assessment of sand mining and initiated the policy. The loading and transportation charges will be established by the Collector.

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Andhra Pradesh Free Sand Scheme Details in Highlights

Name of the schemeAP Free Sand Policy
Initiated byAndhra Pradesh Government
Implementation date8th July 2024
Objectiveprovide free sand to people with low income through the free sand policy
Modeonline
BeneficiariesPoor people of Andhra Pradesh
StateAndhra Pradesh
Official Websitemines.ap.gov.in

Objective of AP Free Sand Policy

The state government of Andhra Pradesh aims to distribute free sand. The state government believes that major exploitation has occurred in the name of selling sand during the last five years. The people with low income have suffered greatly as a result of the sand policy over the previous five years, while the housing sector has collapsed. In this directive, chief minister of AP met with authorities to review the state’s sand policy between 2014 and 2019, as well as sales profit and loss from 2019 to 2024. To finalise the new policy procedures, free sand will be distributed to the underprivileged.

Features of AP Free Sand Policy

Following are the features of the Andhra Pradesh Free Sand Scheme.

  • As per the government, it has been clarified that sand prices will be made available to people immediately.
  • Sand will be made available to the public soon.
  • Currently, 40 lakh tonnes of sand is available in the reaches, stock points and dumps.
  • Offline sand sales cannot be done anymore. Along with free sand, the system of online booking of sand supplied through other sales shall be introduced.

Market Price for a Tonne of Sand

The price of a tonne of sand in Vijayawada has risen from Rs.80,000 to Rs.10,000 as a result of sand mining limitations. The pricing is set based on the quality. The government receives less than Rs.500 per tonne, including all expenses. There is no figure for where the remaining Rs.9500 per tonne goes.

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Eligibility Criteria for AP Free Sand Policy 2024

Before applying for the Andhra Pradesh Free Sand Scheme, make sure you fulfill all the eligibility criteria mentioned below:

  • Applicants must belong to Andhra Pradesh state.
  • Financially poor applicants shall benefit from this scheme.

Application Process of AP Free Sand Policy 2024

No application process has been revealed yet by the government. Besides, a general application process has been mentioned below.

  • The desired applicant has to visit the mining area.
  • Now they have to take a token from the field officer.
  • A very minimal amount for loading and transportation charges have to be paid.
  • In this way, you can easily bring sand to your home.

FAQ’s

When shall the sand prices be made available to the public?

The sand prices shall be made available to the public soon.

Who will enjoy the benefit of AP Free Sand Policy?

The poor people of Andhra Pradesh will be benefited from this scheme.

What is the implementation date of AP Free Sand Policy

Andhra Pradesh Free Sand Scheme will be implemented from 8th July 2024

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