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 |  It Could Happen to You  |  7-minute read
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.

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 |  Quantum Leap  |  3-minute read
Soil Erosion, Climate change, Sacred Groves, Meghalaya

A look inside Meghalaya's lesser known sacred groves

These are pristine forest areas conserved for centuries by local tribes as abodes of their deities.