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Sand mining saps the lifeblood along the Kosi

The first of a two-part series on sand mining at Uttarakhand's riverbeds

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Uttarakhand

Geetanjali Krishna  |  Ramnagar (Nainital) 



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Malba and landslide causing bottleneck on Ramnagar

With 65% of its area covered by forests and 86% by the Himalayas, has always struggled to balance the need for development with the imperative of preserving its rich natural resources. However, with the recent lifting of a ban on mining and a proposal to build a road through core tiger habitats in the state, its fragile ecology is being threatened like never before. The first of a two-part series looks at sand mining on its riverbeds.

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First Published: Mon, April 17 2017. 01:31 IST

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