Andhra unveils new sand mining policy; effect remains to be seen

Illegal sand mining in the river beds have been rampant across Andhra Pradesh. The demand-supply gap spawns sand mafias ...

How rivers, lands and lives are lost for in-demand sand in Tamil Nadu

Despite the ban, illegal river sand mining is rampant in the basins of Noyyal River in western Tamil Nadu, Cauvery river in delta region, Thamirabarani in the south and Palar in north-eastern Tamil Nadu.

Illegal sand mining wreaks havoc in Bengaluru suburbs, coastal districts

With a ban imposed in Bengaluru city, Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Tumakuru, Mysuru, Mandya, Dharwad and Bidar, mining activity has become rampant in surrounding districts. Construction activity in prime cities lead the demand for river sand in the state.

Shortage of sand spares none; world wakes up to a new crisis

“Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink” is among the world’s most-quoted adages. To this, we can now add “sand...