Special GO for Bauxite mining !!
Despite strong opposition from Tribal groups and environmentalists for Bauxite mining in Narsipatnam Agency area in Vishakapatnam, the Andhra Pradesh government issued a GO and gave permission for mining in the area. The tribal groups have been requesting the government not to give permission for mining as the mining will threaten their livelihood but their very existence. The tribals are already prone to various diseases as the mining activities tend pollute the water bodies and the air in the area.
As per GO, 1212 hectares were allocated to the APMDC for bauxite mining.
Interestingly, the present Chief Minister of AP, Chandrababu Naidu as an opposition leader in the past wrote a letter to the Centre in 2011 opposing Bauxite mining.