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Rate of payment to decasting sand from Pattadar lands increased in AP

Rate of payment to decasting sand from Pattadar lands increased in AP
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The state government has made amendments to the New Sand Policy 2019, increased the prices for decasting sand at Patta Lands.

Amaravati: The state government has made amendments to the New Sand Policy 2019, increased the prices for decasting sand at Patta Lands. Government has taken this decision to increase the decasting of sand from Pattadar lands. The sources in the secretariat informed that if the government increase the payment tariffs to the Patta lands, then the pattadars would allow for sand excavation. It would reduce the demand-supply gap in the market, observed the officials.

Earlier, government has issued orders amending the Rule 9-B of Andhra Pradesh Minor Mineral Concession Rules, 1966. In that orders, AP Mineral Development Corporation Ltd has to undertake de-casting of sand from the patta lands and a beneficiary amount as fixed by the Govt has to be paid to the pattadars.

Further, the Government issued orders fixing the sale price of Sand ex-Stockyard as Rs.375/- per ton (inclusive of all taxes and fees) of sand across the State. It also fixed the rate of Rs.60/- per CBM payable to pattadars in case of decasting of patta lands.

Now, in its latest orders on Friday, the Government has decided to enhance the rate payable to pattadars from Rs.60 to Rs.100 per CBM in case of decasting of patta lands.

The Director of Mines & Geology, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, MPMDC Ltd., Vijayawada was directed to take necessary action accordingly.

K Ramgopal, Secretary, Industries, infrastructure, investment and commerce (Mines 2) department issued the GO MS No 86.

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