Lawlessness in UP: Sand Mafias Thrive Without Shroud Of Fear

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Sand mining, India. Photo source: ©© Challiyan

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The practice of illegal mining is common in the entire state of Uttar Pradesh along the riverbeds as there is constant demand for sand. Due to increasing demand for sand by realtors, the seemingly unceasing mining operation on the Yamuna and Hindon riverbeds is encouraged.

The builders in the region are always on the lookout for cheap sand which comes from a mafia that illegally mines the riverbed of Hindon, Yamuna and Ganga, by evading royalty…

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