Trimex to invest Rs. 2,500 cr. on beach sand mining, Andhra Pradesh

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“Sand is the second most consumed natural resource, after water. The construction-building industry is by far the largest consumer of this finite resource. The traditional building of one average-sized house requires 200 tons of sand; a hospital requires 3,000 tons of sand; each kilometer of highway built requires 30,000 tons of sand… A nuclear plant, a staggering 12 million tons of sand…” Captions and Photograph by © Denis Delestrac

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Indian mineral sand producer Trimex Group, will invest Rs. 2,500 crore (373 million USD) on mining beach minerals at Bhavanapadu and Kalingapatnam, two coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh state, located on the southeastern coast of the country.

The government had given in-principle approval for mining lease for beach sand minerals over an extent of 17.88 square kilometres at Bhavanapadu beach. The company proposes to develop the mining lease area for the mining of 10 MTPA (10 million tonnes per annum) of heavy mineral sand along with pre-concentration plant of 1,525 tonne per hour…

Read Full Article, “Trimex Group signs MoUs for two beach sand projects with an investment of Rs 2,500 cr” Business Standard

Trimex to invest Rs. 2,500 cr. on beach sand mining, The Hindu

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Sand – inexpensive and abundant – is a treasure to India’s builders and the construction industry, which employs some 40 million people. But the spike in construction means sand mining, both legal and illegal, will increase in coastal areas, riverbeds, creeks, and rivulets…

People on Coastline Suffering Due to Sand Mining, India; a NEWS X LIVE Video (08-19-2013)

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Tragedy of The Commons: Corrosive Growth of the Illegal Sand Mining Mafia, The Citizen (01-04-2016)
Not many people may know that illegal sand mining is a nationwide phenomena in India, and with spurt in housing and infrastructure projects, the illegal sand mining is thriving beyond the ambit of formal economy and law and order. Sand is everywhere and so is the sand mafia…

Illegal Sand Mining is New Gold Rush in India, Gulf News (07-23-2013)

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Global Sand Mining: Learn More, Coastal Care