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10th September 2022 (6 Topics)

10th September 2022

QUIZ - 10th September 2022

5 Questions

5 Minutes

Mains Question:

Q1. “The demand for construction-grade sand is growing at a tremendous rate. However, the practice of extracting the sand from the riverbed impacts the environment”. In the light of this statement, discuss the cascading nature of the effects of river sand mining and the urgency of the problem. (150 words)


  • Introduction- brief about increasing ‘unscientific and unsustainable’ mining of riverbeds
  • Mention important states (Uttarakhand, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh)
  • Impact: Threatened ecosystem
    • River ecosystem (flow, water level, soil erosion)
    • aquatic eco-system
    • precious surface and groundwater resources
    • local lives
  • Challenges 
    • Monetary benefits and heavy reliance on resources promotes minings
    • illegal sand mining mafia 
    • Corruption
    • Lack of awareness
  • Required measures 
    • Changes in laws, technologies and attitudes
    • Effective monitoring and enforcement of environmental standards
  • Conclude accordingly 



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