Nagaland sand unions lift ban on sand import from Bokajan-Assam side
Dimapur, Nov. 24 (EMN): The Sand Stockist and Suppliers’ Unions of Dimapur and Chümoukedima, and Assam Sand Supply and Truck Owner Association Nagaland, have lifted the ban on import of sand from Bokajan side of Assam from Friday (November 25).
The decision to this effect was taking during an emergency meeting on Nov. 24.
In a joint statement, the three bodies stated that indefinite ban on sand imposed in the state has led to exorbitant rise in its price causing hardship to the public.
During the meeting on Thursday, the bodies however resolved to continue the indefinite ban on sand from Manja side of Assam, as the matter had not been resolved.
It therefore urged all the sand stockist and suppliers to report to the bodies if anyone was found violating the ban.
Further, in order to control the “self-style” fixation of sand price, it resolved to fix the price of sand for all stockist and suppliers as follows.
|Koila Mati||400 cft||INR 24,000|
|Kalyani||400 cft||INR 24,000|
|Upper Deopani||400 cft||INR 24,000|
|29 Upper Deopani||400 cft||INR 24,000|
|Balipathar||400 cft||INR 22,000|
|Depani Plaster||400 cft||INR 18,000|
It further appreciated the public and all concerned for their support during the ban, while urging to strictly follow the rate fixed by the sand bodies.