Sand mining or extraction of sand from rivers and sea is rampant in India. The Supreme Court has put a ban on indiscriminate sand mining but powerful mining groups operate in several Indian states breaking the law.
In the southern state of Kerala where the practice is widespread a local woman has waged a lonely battle.
malaysiakinitv. (June 11, 2014). Indian Woman Battles Sand Mining. Retrieved February 16, 2019, from EngageMedia Web site: https://www.engagemedia.org/Members/malaysiakinitv/videos/Indian_woman_battle_against_sand_mining.