State ministers launched a ‘free sand’ policy at different locations across Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday. Tourism Minister Kandula Durgesh inaugurated the new sand policy at the state level that enables people to take sand free of cost, bearing only the transportation, loading and unloading expenses.

Durgesh told the media that the state government introduced the policy to help the construction workers. “Due to a lack of availability of sand, the common people were not able to construct a house or undertake other constructions. Now, sand is free for them. The three-party alliance had promised to supply sand free of cost.