Kollam: Minister J Mercykutty Amma said that the move to destroy public sector in connection with Alappad sand mining will not be entertained. The minister also said that spreading a fake voice clip in her name was to give another dimension to the issue. She was responding to the questions of media.
“The government policy is to conduct mining by protecting the coastal area. The execution of the policy must be ensured by IRE. Only public sector companies are allowed to conduct mining and not private sector. The same issue had happened in Thottappally. Protests there were staged in alliance with private lobbies. But I don't think in Alappad, the protests are not with any vested interests or for any other people," the minister added.
Here, the issue is to protect the coastal area. The coast should be preserved and the mineral separation by the public sector should be done, said the minister. Both should go hand in hand, she added.