Kappad beach, state of Kerala, southern India, Malabar Coast. Kappad beach is famous as the beach near Kozhikode, where the Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama landed on May 20, 1498. Photo source: ©© Dijaraj Nair
Banking in on the scarcity of sand for construction activities, illegal sand miners and smugglers are thriving in different parts of the district. Mining of beach sand is the new threat faced by the district as many illegal players in the filed find hotspots on the beach side of the district to evade the eyes of officials.
Kappad beach, one of the most historically significant tourism destinations in the state is under the attack of sand miners…