Sand mining erodes India's beaches

Rapid construction has created a huge demand for sand, with disappearing beaches as a result.

    Sand mining in India's soutnern state of Kerela has become a lucrative industry, with shores that were a decade ago as wide as a football field, now gone.

    Al Jazeera's Nidhi Dutt, reports from Kannur, Kerala.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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