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The Deadly Global War for Sand

26-3-2015The building boom got in gear about a decade ago, and so did the sand mafias. There was some illegal sand mining before, says Dushynt Nagar, the head of a local farmers' rights organization, but not at a scale where land was getting stolen or people were getting killed.

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Drowning for Sand

18-7-2017However another CREDAI official acknowledged lives were at risk but put a distance between illegal mining and the real estate industry. At the individual level, we are aware that lives are put at risk in mining of sand in several ways, said Jaxay Shah, president of CREDAI in

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Illegal construction

Illegal construction or building is construction work (or the result of such) without a valid construction permit. Besides the potential technical hazards on uncontrolled construction sites and in finished buildings, illegal building activity can be a major environmental violation when the works encroach upon preserve areas like nature reserves.

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The Insatiable Demand for Sand

28-10-2019Half the sand used for construction in Morocco comes from illegal coastal sand mining. And in parts of India, where they've seen dramatic price increases for sand since the building boom started about a decade ago, cartels control much of the construction industry's supply.

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Sand mining: the global environmental crisis you've never

27-2-2017Mining sand from the floodplains near rivers is less damaging but it can alter the water's course, creating dead-end diversions and pits that have proven fatal to salmon in Washington state. In Australia, flood plains that are home to the world's biggest collection of rare carnivorous plants are being wiped out by sand mining.

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Drowning for Sand: miners risking all for India's

17-7-2017About 25km north of Mumbai, along the Vasai creek, up to 75,000 men work illegally as sand miners. Illegal extraction of sand generates about $150 million per year in India. The divers descend to the creek bed up to 200 times to extract sand and on an average earn $4 per day. They are not even given proper equipment. Men die in the

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Sand mafias and vanishing islands: How the world is

7-12-2017Sand seems like a limitless resource, but mounting evidence suggests this is far from the case. We use sand as a key ingredient in the production of glass, electronics and – most importantly – concrete, but the growing need for construction materials means in some parts of the world, supplies of sand are dwindling rapidly. Sand

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Equipment for Hire. Lambson's Hire Specialises in equipment hire, a range of compact plant and also concrete surface preparation products. Since 1980, Lambson's Hire has been the preferred supplier of rental equipment to the building, construction, DIY and maintenance markets nationwide.

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Illegal sand mining — the open secret of a multi

19-9-2016Illegal sand mining — the open secret of a multi-million crore scam. By Nikitha Sattiraju. 19th Sep 2016 +0 . Share on +0 . Share on. Share on. The city of Mumbai is an ever expanding asphalt jungle. Tower cranes looming over under-construction buildings is not an uncommon sight. illegal sand mining is being carried out

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The Coming Sand Wars – Foreign Policy

The building boom got in gear in the mid-2000s, and so did the sand mafias. "There was some illegal sand mining before," said Dushynt Nagar, the head of a local farmers' rights organization, "but not at a scale where land was getting stolen or people were getting killed."

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Green hopes run dry as rampant mining goes unchecked

Green hopes run dry as rampant mining goes unchecked in Bengal Rampant sand mining and excavation of boulders from river beds are threatening the ecology of several rivers in West Bengal, so much so that even chief minister Mamata Banerjee recently asked the authorities to

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Illegal construction — Wikipedia Republished // WIKI 2

Illegal construction or building is construction work (or the result of such) without a valid construction permit. Besides the potential technical hazards on uncontrolled construction sites and in finished buildings, illegal building activity can be a major environmental violation when the works encroach upon preserve areas like nature reserves

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Murdered for Sand

The mafia seized 200 acres of communal land, tore up the topsoil, and started digging up the sand. Though it is illegal to steal a village's land, not to mention sand mining is banned in the area due to a nearby sanctuary, local authorities did nothing when Chauhan approached them for help.

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Illegal sand mining digs away at Vietnam's rice basket

19-3-2018The lucrative sand trade has led to an increase in illegal mining across Vietnam, wreaking havoc along the country's waterways. In 2016 alone, Vietnamese police caught nearly 3,000 people dredging without permits or in protected areas around the country, according to National Geographic.

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As Tourism Expands,

As Tourism Expands, Sand Mining Threatens Myanmar's Tropical Beaches. Images by. where China experienced a long building boom and the island city-state Singapore has expanded in size by 22 percent since fishing and farming. It notes that, "Erosion occurs largely from direct sand removal from beaches, mostly through illegal sand mining.

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Is the world running out of sand? The truth behind stolen

1-7-2018The insatiable demand of the global building boom has unleashed an illegal market in sand. Gangs are now stealing pristine beaches to order and paradise islands are being dredged and sold to the construction industry. Neil Tweedie investigates a hidden disaster

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Quick Sand, Dirty Money

5-12-2017Court documents from an illegal sand mining case in 2013 show that Durban police had received reports of approximately 11 children drowning in unsecured pits by 2010. These deaths have had little effect on the trade. To this day, trucks eke uphill not far from Sibangani's grave, shredding a narrow access road not built for heavy freight.

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Illegal sand mining in Vietnam reaches 'epidemic

7-7-2017H NỘI - The Government held a meeting on Thursday to discuss urgent measures to limit illegal sand mining in the country, which has reached epidemic proportions in response to a boom in construction demand. The online meeting, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Trương Ha Bnh, sought

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Even desert city Dubai imports its sand. This is why

5-5-2016Demand for sand has led to the emergence of illegal mining of the material – here, a police officer stands guard in a quarry near Bogota, Colombia (Credit: Getty Images) As a building material, sand has withstood the test of time. In 3500BC, ancient Egyptians and Building booms in China and India have increased the need for

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Sand mining

Sand mining presents opportunities to extract rutile, ilmenite and zircon, which contain the industrially useful elements titanium and zirconium. These minerals typically are found in ordinary sand deposits and are separated by water elutriation. Sand mining is a direct cause of

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Photos: Inside India's Illegal, Bloody Sand Mining

Any building that needs concrete needs sand. Adam Ferguson. Slide: 8 / of 22 Caption: Outside the home where Paleram Chauhan, a local opposing illegal sand mining, was murdered in Raipur Village, Greater Noida The boom requires unfathomable quantities of sand, which is pulled from quarries, riverbeds and even the sea. Most of

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Apply for a mining permit

Mining permits are not transferable. They are aimed at controlling prospecting and mining, having regard to considerations for health and safety, environmental management and the responsible extraction of minerals. A mining permit is valid for the period specified on the permit, but may not exceed two years.

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A global sand grab is wrecking ecosystems, communities

19-7-2018Sand is gathered at a sand mining operation in Rangkasbitung, Indonesia. A global building boom has driven soaring demand for sand for concrete and land reclamation, much of it illegal and damaging to ecosystems and communities.

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2-5-2019Sand mining is big business in India — but it's also illegal, dangerous, environmentally catastrophic, and under the control of ruthless criminal gangs. Foreign Correspondent caught the sand miners at work and spoke to some of their victims. Topics: mineral-sands, crime, environment, india

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Urbanization, Climate Change Threaten eThekwini

1-3-2016The report also finds that the extraction of natural resources such as the legal and illegal sand mining remove one-third of all sediment flows from rivers, driving river shoreline and beach erosion. Furthermore, eThekwini's beaches are losing 280,000 cubic meters of sand every year and the city is also experiencing continuous decline of

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'They stole the beach'

8-2-2018Building booms have caused these sand mining booms - but there's another reason why 75 to 90 percent of all beaches are disappearing. Nuclear waste. Minerals such as rutile and ilmenite, found in beach sand, are in everything from titanium parts of consumer goods to paint to paper to plastics. India has 35 percent of all ilmenite.

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Mining in South Africa

Illegal Mining • people go into abandoned mines and try to mine for gold, diamonds and other metals. • Illegal mines are patrolled by police • These illegal miners are sometimes in the mines for months at a time. • They are at a great danger of mine collapse, being robbed or being arrested. 26. Illegal mining

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Sand mining equipment in durban kwazulu natal

sand mining equipment in durban kwazulu natal The Regulation of Sand Mining in South Africa Aerial view of a sand mining operation on the Mvoti River KwaZuluNatal showing stream ICC Durban South Africa 6 eThekwini basic equipment a dozer to clear vegetation and build access roads an Building boom and illegal sand mining in durban.

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Living Planet: Kenya′s sand mining boom

18-7-2019Living Planet: Kenya's sand mining boom. East Africa's population is on the rise. It's expected to nearly double in the next three decades, growing to 870 million. With more people, comes the need for more homes, roads, shops — essentially, more of everything.

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Inside India's sand mafia

26-4-2019Illegal sand mining can be carried out independently or as part of small group of sand miners. One can participate in the illegal sand mining industry by mining directly, transporting the material, accepting bribes to ignore the law, acting as a middleman between the

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