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YSRCP leader TJR Sudhakar Babu questions missing sand stock

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Former MLA TJR Sudhakar Babu raised concerns on Tuesday regarding a significant discrepancy in the sand stock reported by the State government. Babu claimed that 80 lakh tonnes of sand were available when the YSRCP government stepped down. However, the current TDP-led NDA government reports only 45 lakh tonnes, leading him to question the missing 35 lakh of sand.
Addressing the media, Sudhakar Babu demanded that the state government fulfil its election manifesto promise by supplying sand free of cost, without imposing any charges. He accused the alliance government of misleading the public by advertising free sand while levying fees. He cited instances of sand being sold at Rs. 1225 per tonne at the Narsipatnam depot in Anakapalli district and Rs. 1394 per tonne at the Aganampudi depot in Visakhapatnam, contrary to the free sand claims.
Sudhakar Babu also highlighted that during YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s tenure, the government earned an annual income of Rs 750 crore from sand sales, questioning where this revenue is now going under the current administration. He called for an inquiry into the missing sand, suggesting that TDP, Jana Sena, and BJP leaders should be held accountable for the discrepancy.
Furthermore, Sudhakar Babu pointed out that both the High Court and the Green Tribunal had identified illegal activities related to sand mining during the 2014-19 TDP government. He criticised the present government for continuing similar policies under the guise of free sand, contrasting it with the previous administration’s transparent practices, where sand was sold for Rs. 1400 per tonne with public advertisements.

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