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  • The Unregulated River Sand Mining at Battor Can Pose

    The Unregulated River Sand Mining at Battor Can Pose

    May 10, 2021 Physically, the river sand mining at Battor can lead to reduction of the water quality due to turbidity and oil pollution from the sand extraction machines. In addition, the river sand mining can disrupt aquatic life (excessive removal of infauna, epifauna, benthic fishes etc.).

  • End Destructive Mining of Sand ForceChange

    End Destructive Mining of Sand ForceChange

    Sand miners and exporters are attracted to the trade because it is, globally and in most countries, unregulated and cheap to get into. Unfortunately, in countries like Vietnam, Cambodia, and India, this has resulted in murkier waters – killing fish and other marine life – criminal activity among competing merchants, and states of emergency ...

  • The messy business of sand mining explained

    The messy business of sand mining explained

    Feb 18, 2021 The messy business of sand mining explained. A 21st century construction boom is driving unregulated sand mining around the world - eroding rivers and coastlines, disrupting ecosystems and hurting livelihoods. By Marco Hernandez, …

  • The problem of informal borrow pits Infrastructure news

    The problem of informal borrow pits Infrastructure news

    Mar 26, 2014 Report illegal borrow pits. Pienaar adds that in some instances, illegally operated borrow pits are being started mere kilometres away from legitimate suppliers of sand and aggregate, most likely to make use of a “free” resource. Such operators usually pay scant regard to sustainable practices and make use of cheap, unqualified labour.

  • Legal imprints Frontline

    Legal imprints Frontline

    What is prohibited “is unregulated, illegal and unsustainable mining activity on the riverbanks”. Further, the order added that what was required was a limited and scientific removal of sand while maintaining the ecology and biodiversity of the river.

  • Wreaking havoc on rivers The Tribune India

    Wreaking havoc on rivers The Tribune India

    Mar 18, 2019 UNSUSTAINABLE sand mining is turning into a national menace, affecting rivers and people in mountains, plains and coastal areas. Due to illegal mining…

  • Breaking Down the Chain of Illegal Gold in Peru InSight

    Breaking Down the Chain of Illegal Gold in Peru InSight

    The Minister of Energy and Mines said that year that, with illegal mining taken into account, Peru would be the fifth largest producer in the world. Research by Verite and others indicates that around 20 percent of Peru's gold exports are produced illegally, most in the …

  • How developing countries are paying a high price for the

    How developing countries are paying a high price for the

    Aug 15, 2015 Police stand next to a crater created by gold miners during a police operation to eradicate illegal mining in an area known as La Pampa, in Peru’s Madre de Dios region, in August 2015.

  • Those who dare speak up against sand mafia are silenced

    Those who dare speak up against sand mafia are silenced

    Those who dare speak up against sand mafia are silenced. Though green tribunals banned sand mining from riverbeds and coastal areas in Kerala two years ago, illegal excavation is rampant and ...

  • Firearms within Central America

    Firearms within Central America

    75 Weapons Collection in Central America: El Salvador and Guatemala (SAND Program on Security and Development, 2000). 76 Source: MINUGUA, ONUSAL, ONUCA, BICC Revolvers have maintained more popularity in Honduras than Guatemala, but assault rifles are equally uncommon (4% of seizures). So while the military weapons left over

  • Illegal sand mining getting out of hand says IPPR The

    Illegal sand mining getting out of hand says IPPR The

    Nov 12, 2020 In a summary of its findings, IPPR says unregulated and illegal sand mining has especially become a headache for the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism primarily because of the …

  • Curbing Unregulated River Sand Mining in Sri Lanka

    Curbing Unregulated River Sand Mining in Sri Lanka

    Curbing Unregulated River Sand Mining in Sri Lanka Attributable Impact • Improved river sand mining regulation and enforcement has directly benefitted over 300,000 people Background As the world’s cities experience rapid growth, the global construction industry has been expanding exponentially.

  • Unregulated Sand Mining Threatens Indian Rivers by Proloy

    Unregulated Sand Mining Threatens Indian Rivers by Proloy

    Unregulated sand mining during the past decade has all but devoured the riverbed. With the sand cover gone, shrubs and acacia groves have cropped up in the middle of the river. A source of drinking water for about 700,000 people in 175 villages and several towns, Bharathppuzha is …

  • Epale against new sand mining project The Namibian

    Epale against new sand mining project The Namibian

    Dec 14, 2020 Ondangwa mayor Paavo Amwele and businessman Otto Niimboto were last year charged with illegal mining of sand on 10 hectares of land at Ondando village.

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