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...

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