Fishing Community Against Mining Sea For Sand, India

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Fishing community in the Kerala state, under the banner of the National Fishworkers Forum, has opposed finance minister K M Mani’s suggestion to mine sea sand and use it for construction in place of river sand.

The Forum’s leader claimed that the sea off the coast of the country was mined for sand which was used to develop the Singapore airport, and referring to the tsunami which struck Indonesia, added if the government decided to go ahead with any such move that would endanger lives of the general public and threaten the livelihood of the fishing community in particular…

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