Beach sand mining

Life is not a beach

Print edition : July 24, 2015

Gagandeep Singh Bedi (left), who was appointed by the government to inquire into beach sand mining, at a quarry at Periyathalai in September 2013. Photo: N. Rajesh

Fisherman Santiago and his wife, Susheela, of Periyathalai village in Tuticorin district attribute many of the problems of the community to beach sand mining. Photo: Ilangovan Rajasekaran

Mining for beach sand minerals poses a threat to the economic and social fabric of fishing villages along Tamil Nadu’s coast.
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