Sand mining a boon for illegal industry at expense of Bangladesh’s environment
An estimated 60-70% of the mined sand in the country is assumed to be illegally mined, extracted from rivers nationwide without any environmental or hydrological considerations.
As the nation’s urban areas and towns develop on the rear of strong monetary development throughout the course of recent many years, the development business has turned to separating sand from streams cross country. This sand streams into the country all year through 57 transboundary waterways from India and Myanmar. Altogether, these streams haul around 2.4 billion metric lots of residue, including sand, dirt and sediment.
An enormous piece of the separated sand is utilized as landfill to recover new land in a nation where a large part of the area is delta. These new terrains, frequently made by filling in channels and depletes, represent a deterrent to the progression of the rainstorm overflow.
The sand mining itself represents a danger to a wide range of actual framework, including homes, farming terrains, schools, scaffolds, and dikes in the stream. It likewise obliterates the bordering groundwater framework, as indicated by a new report.
Focal points of unlawful sand mining remember regions for the Ganges Waterway Bowl and the Meghna Stream Bowl.
The public authority has for quite some time known about the issue, and in 2010 passed the Quarry and Soil The executives Act to control sand mining exercises. Yet, pundits say the law is neither viable at deterring sand mining, nor is it upheld genuinely by the public authority.