Wednesday, November 28, 2007

ibnlive had a very painful program on sand mining in and around bangalore and the video showed ghastly pictures of agricultural land being mined for sand.

as our elected officers speak proudly of gdp and farmers attaining 'prosperity', the situation in ground level is galling. to see the ripped of agricultural sand along with dangers of buildings due to usage of that sand is absolutely shocking.

and what's more painful is the fact that this has been going in and around bangalore for several years potentially putting agriculture, ecosystem and lives (due to building collapse) all at risk.

fake development like this that tout rise of india's cities as growth is the last thing we want in pursuit of the new india. with unsustainable cities of india comes a huge cost. the cost being the death of rives, wetlands, agriculture and ecosystem.


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