Udupi: The members of Tulundu Rakshana Vedike staged a protest in front of the Clock Tower urging the government to lift the ban on sand mining.
Ikalabhava Chittaranjan Das Shetty, District President of TRV, said that the government has ruined the lives of labourers associated with sand mining. “The ban on sand mining has affected the construction labourers. Migrated labourers associated with sand mining are returning back to their homes, creating scarcity of labourers in the district.”
Scarcity of sand is also affecting people because the construction work of their houses and apartments has been stopped or delayed due to scarcity and higher price of sand. He urged the district administration to seriously look into the matter and urge the state government for relaxation in sand mining.
The ban on sand mining has also affected the development work in the district. The state government and the district administration are responsible for creating hurdles in the construction work which is affecting the lives of labourers. The district administration should soon lift the ban on sand mining, if not, severe protests will be held, he added.
Office bearers of Tulundu Rakshana Vedike were present.