Impact of Sand Mining on Asian Countries-A Review

International Journal of Geoinformatics and Geological Science
© 2016 by SSRG - IJGGS Journal
Volume 3 Issue 3
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : Sankara Pitchaiah P, Nazia Sultana
: 10.14445/23939206/IJGGS-V3I5P101
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MLA Style:

Sankara Pitchaiah P, Nazia Sultana, "Impact of Sand Mining on Asian Countries-A Review" SSRG International Journal of Geoinformatics and Geological Science 3.3 (2016): 1-5.

APA Style:

Sankara Pitchaiah P, Nazia Sultana,(2016). Impact of Sand Mining on Asian Countries-A Review. SSRG International Journal of Geoinformatics and Geological Science 3(3), 1-5.

Abstract:

Sand mining resulted deteoration of environment in several Asian Countries. Illegal sand mining adds fuel to it. Ecosystems were badly damaged in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. Dunes from Israel lost their beauty. Floods were caused loss of assets and crops in Cagayan and Java. Plants and animals severely affected from the sand mining in Cagayan, Cambodia, Jerusalem, Liberia, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Israel. . Fisheries industry collapsed in Cagayan, Cambodia, Kosrae, Singapore and Srilanka. River bank erosion noticed in Cagayan, Java, Kosrae, Liberia. Beaches were eroded and the coasts lost their natural morphology. . From the present study, it is observed that there is a need to regulate sand mining activities, if not done so far. The damage should be an eye opener for the rest of the world.

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Key Words:

 Sand mining, Asian Countries, Environmental damage, Rivers, Beaches and Fisheries.