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Sustainable Exploitation of Building Stone in India–Emerging Issues
Stone aggregates are one of the most important construction materials obtained through conventional mining and crushing of building stones. The construction mining sector is highly unorganized, despite alarm calls raised by individuals and corporates regarding high accident rates and rapidly declining stone deposits. We may soon run out of quality stone deposits to support our aspiring infrastructure development plans. This article aims to create awareness on the importance of stone quarrying in supporting our infrastructure development plans, challenges faced by this sector, and eliciting appropriate and concrete action plans for the future.
Construction Aggregates, Health, Safety, Stone Quarry, Sustainability.
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