Dharna for sand mining oppose by telangana villagers

Karimnagar:  Illigal Sand mining is effecting the agricultural lands in villages. This is opposed  by farmers stating that illegal transportation of sand from a rivulet on the outskirts of Padira village of Yellareddypet mandal. They started a dharna at the gram  panchayat office on Sunday. Transportation of sand was affecting groundwater level which in turn was damaging their crops, says farmers.
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A Farmer from the village said sand was extensively being transported from Manair rivulet. The groundwater level is going down and it is effecting our crops are withering,” he explained. They alleged that brother of Padira sarpanch was behind the illegal activity. They accused him of threatening to kill them if they obstructed mining. They demanded to restrict the illegal transportation of Sand from the villages.