New sand import policy unveiled in Puducherry

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By Accommodation Times Bureau


A new policy to import sand was unveiled by the Puducherry government on Tuesday to smooth the construction activity in the wake of shortage of raw material in the UT cum state.

An official release said that under the new policy, the ‘Puducherry Import of Sand, Transportation and Storage Rules, 2018,’ companies or individuals can now import river sand and sell it to the public, according to an agency.

The basic purpose of the policy is to help in boosting of the central government’s ambitious Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

To sell and import sand, importers need to register with the revenue department and disaster management to get registration certificates.

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