Friday, November 12, 2010

Illegal sand quarrying on the increase: Jaya

Chennai: AIADMK General Secretary Jayalalithaa on Sunday alleged that illegal sand quarrying activity in the state was still on the increase depleting ground water and in turn affecting farmers.

In a statement here, she said due to illegal sand quarrying the government was losing huge revenue. 
She also demanded that the State Government provide adequate compensation to the family members of a woman, who died after she was hit by a lorry involved in sand quarrying in Karur district. 

Lashing out at Chief Minister Karunanidhi, she alleged he had been encouraging such illegal sand quarrying. 

Ground water level had drastically reduced due to such activity, which also led to shortage of water for irrigation purposes, severely affecting the farmers,she added. 

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