District : Rangareddy
Mandal : Nawabpeta
It is a village like any other. But there is a secret that has been recently reviewed. This is one of the villages with rich deposites of iron ore.
In Madireddy palli, crossing the 9.4hecter area under the Survey no. 163 comes 23 acres of plain, dry and unagricultural land. This land is of no use was the conception of all the people nearby. Even in the government records it is recorded as useless land. But in the recent tests by the mining authorities it has been declared that the land contains rich deposites of Laterite in the form of red mud.
In 2005, Hyderabad Chikatpally's B. Rajendranath Gowd had put an application for mining the red mud of the area. Since the land was not yet discovered to have the rich resources, he was given the lease without much of problems. He got the permission to mine in the land for 20 years. On May 24th 2005, State Mining Department has released G.O.154, according to which on July4th 2005, State Mining Department , Asst. Director has sanctioned the proceeding for the lease.
The mining of the red mud started. A road was also constructed for the mining of low-value red mud. Slowly the number of Lorries that came in and out of the mining area stated increasing from single digit to double digits. The interesting fact is in the day time this area looks pretty quite with only few lorries coming and going out, but during the nights a queue of lorries start buzzing in this area. Tones and tones of red mud gets mined and transferred in the night. This attracted the attention many people . There was only one question " Why is mining of low value red mud being taken in an extensive scale?". One of the News Channels started following the lorries and observing the site. While some of the lorries were going to Adilabad Jilla some were going into Karnataka.
The red mud of that area was tested by one of the certified mineral testing Laboratories in Hyderabad. The red mud was observed to contain nearly 48% Iron Ore. In addition to this it also contained 16% Aluminium.
It is clear that without the hands of Government officials and Mining authorities this scam would not have been possible.
District : Rangareddy