Nirman @Kannur
Nirman@Kannur is an initiative of District Administration for the effective implementation of Kerala Protection of River banks and regulation of removal of sand Act 2001 and Rules 2002. The system ensures a transparent methodology for the distribution of sand to the citizen for construction of houses at a reasonable price. The system also aims at keeping the unauthorised players at bay.

Citizens can book for sand allotment at any of the Akshaya Centres (CSC) in the district after getting the sand requirement approval from the local body. Depending on the availability of sand for a period, tokens will be issued from Akshaya Centre. The citizen can select the Kadavu (river bank) and obtain the sand pass after remitting the amount at designated counters located at 8 towns.

A Sand Help desk is operational at Collectorate. Sand Status can be obtained from Touch Screen kiosk at Collectorate. Token release information is send by SMS to the beneficiary.

The total number of application received through the system as on 1/8/2014 is 1,42,797 and the number of passes issued as on 1/8/2014 is 1,72,799.