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VARIETY

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Soil Erosion, Kerala floods, Sand Mafia, Sand Mining

Uncontrolled sand mining led to Kerala floods. This is only waiting to happen again

And it’s not just Kerala. Almost each of India’s 400-plus rivers is in the grip of the sand mining mafia.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Congress, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Sand Mafia, Sand Mining

Why ban on sand mining in Madhya Pradesh has been lifted six months on

Many feel the new policy would benefit the mining mafia that has been operating without impunity in the state.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Urbanisation, Wildlife, Sand Mining

How sand mafia is waging a war in Chambal, endangering wildlife

At the root of this is a surge in demand for sand fuelled by real estate boom.