Illegal Sand Mining Unabated at Riverbeds, Karnataka State, India

Illegal Sand Mining Unabated at Riverbeds, Karnataka State, India

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Kaveri river meets Bay of Bengal, Poompuhar. The river Kaveri (Cauvery) begins as a small trickle in Kodagu malai/Coorg hills in Karnataka. It then flows south and east 750 km through Karnataka and Tamil Nadu states, gaining momentum and strength, fortified by tributaries, descending the Eastern Ghats in a series of great falls before entering the Bay of Bengal in Poompuhar. Photo source: ©© Ravages

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The menace of illegal sand mining continues to ravage the Cauvery and its four tributaries, posing a serious threat to the environment. Most of this sand, extracted from riverbeds, feeds the construction industry in Bangalore. This goes on in defiance of the ban imposed…

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