Sand Mining in Kerala Rivers,Photos from Banks of Bharathapuzha

Sand mined from the river bed awaiting the trucks. Sand mining photos from the banks of Bharathapuzha, the famous Nila of Malayalees. The scarcity of this construction commodity have shot up the sand price around Kerala. Alternatives made from rock powder like rock sand are trying to be introduced.
Looted from the Rivers!. Mined sand filled in sacks for selling. Recently considering the scarcity of sand, Kerala Government has decided to dredge the dam reservoirs of kerala for the accumulated sand. The pilot project is going on and reports comes like effectively usable sand is not yet mined out from any Dams. Hope they may get the desired result soon.It may help satisfying the demand a little, along with increasing the capacity of Dams in Kerala.
Photo by Amit Druvan, CWRDM Calicut, Regards to Sreerag AS, CWRDM Calicut
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  1. good initiative...
    best of luck!!

  2. Natural or River sand are weathered and worn out particles of rocks and are of various grades or sizes depending upon the amount of wearing. Now-a-days good sand is not readily available, it is transported from a long distance. Those resources are also exhausting very rapidly. River Sand Price | M-Sand Price


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