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The world is extracting sand faster than it can replenish it

Updated : June 14, 2019 06:19 PM IST

Led by China and India, countries across the world are extracting sand at unsustainable levels far exceeding the replenishment rates, as per a report by the United Nations Environment.
The report cautioned that this unsustainable extraction could lead to major social and environmental implications and has called for immediate attention and effective action to manage this critical resource.
In India, sand mining is a controversial issue and there are many ongoing legal cases across the country.
The world is extracting sand faster than it can replenish it
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