Illegal sand mining threatens Suvali’s ecosystem, India

Illegal sand mining threatens Suvali’s ecosystem, India

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Suvali beach, lies along the western coast of India and the Arabian Sea. It is 28kms from Surat,the commercial capital city of the Indian state of Gujarat. Surat is India’s Eighth most populous city and Ninth-most populous urban agglomeration. Caption Wikipedia. Photo source: ©© V.Valdzen

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Continuous illegal sand mining from costal village near Surat has created threat upon the existence of the beaches.

Miners are pumping out sand without any fear, while the administration appears totally unaware about the entire situation. Villagers have informed government officials repeatedly, but mining is going on without any problem.

Sea beach at Suvali is a perfect entertainment spot for many Surtis, due to its natural beauty. However, the beach is rapidly loosing its sheen owing to continuous illegal sand mining from various patches. Mining goes on around the clock, with numerous labourers engaged in digging sand directly from beach…

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