India’s beach sand mineral industry in flux
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...