India’s beach sand mineral industry in flux

By Shruti Salwan
Published: Monday, 11 January 2016

Regulatory changes, illegal mining and confusion over how minerals should be categorised is making India’s beach sand mining industry difficult territory for foreign investment.

Efforts to regulate mining activities in India are disrupting the country’s long-standing beach sand mineral industry, which is struggling to come to terms with new restrictions and requirements.

Accounting for over 4% of the global production of beach sand minerals, India’s miners were banned from excavating beaches in Tamil Nadu, following...

This is a preview of the full article

Our market news and price data is reserved for registered users only.

Current customer? Login now

All of our industrial minerals price data and news is now available only through our new platform. Learn more about the intelligence we offer by visiting our Fastmarkets flagship website. If you are familiar with our reliable and trusted intelligence, fill out a request a quote form today to hear from our friendly sales staff who will create a custom license for you.


Interested in lithium prices? We now offer lithium prices and coverage free for reference. Click here to read all about it.

Interested in the wider electrification market?
Join our growing community of participants who want to learn more about electrification and how this market is developing.