Beach sand heaps stored at Naruva village in Ranastalam mandal.
- Mines and revenue officials maintain apathy
- Officials are yielding political pressures
Sand heaps along the sea coast are useful in prevention of huge damaged during cyclones but sand miners are not concerning over safety of people and environment and they are concentrating only on illegal earning at the cost of environment and public safety. ‘We are going to deploy separate teams to prevent beach sand mining’ Srikakulam revenue divisional officer (RDO), N.V.Ramana and assistant director for mines and geology, Randhi ThammiNaidu explained.