Mangaluru Construction Sector Hit by Sand Crisis
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Mangaluru Construction Sector Hit by Sand Crisis

The construction sector in Mangaluru, a major city in Karnataka, is facing a serious crisis due to a shortage of sand. The scarcity of sand is having a severe impact on various construction projects in the region, leading to delays and increased costs.

One of the primary reasons behind the sand crisis is the unavailability of river sand, which is the preferred choice for construction purposes. This scarcity has resulted in an increase in the price of sand, making it unaffordable for many builders and individuals. Additionally, the government's crackdown on illegal sand mining has further worsened the situation.

The construction industry is a significant contributor to the local economy, providing employment opportunities and driving economic growth. However, the current sand crisis has led to a slowdown in construction activities, negatively affecting the livelihoods of thousands of workers and businesses in the sector.

Builders and contractors are now exploring alternative options such as using manufactured sand or M-sand, which is produced by crushing rocks. While M-sand is readily available, it is not a perfect substitute for river sand and comes with its own set of challenges.

The construction sector in Mangaluru, a major city in Karnataka, is facing a serious crisis due to a shortage of sand. The scarcity of sand is having a severe impact on various construction projects in the region, leading to delays and increased costs. One of the primary reasons behind the sand crisis is the unavailability of river sand, which is the preferred choice for construction purposes. This scarcity has resulted in an increase in the price of sand, making it unaffordable for many builders and individuals. Additionally, the government's crackdown on illegal sand mining has further worsened the situation. The construction industry is a significant contributor to the local economy, providing employment opportunities and driving economic growth. However, the current sand crisis has led to a slowdown in construction activities, negatively affecting the livelihoods of thousands of workers and businesses in the sector. Builders and contractors are now exploring alternative options such as using manufactured sand or M-sand, which is produced by crushing rocks. While M-sand is readily available, it is not a perfect substitute for river sand and comes with its own set of challenges.

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