Sand from Malaysia piles up at ports
3 lakh tonnes of imported sand from Malaysia has piled up at the Mangaluru and Krishnapattinam ports. At present, there are 1.5 lakh tonnes of Malaysian sand each at the two ports. Karnataka faces a shortage of 2-3 milliontonnes of sand, with the demand close to 33 million tonnes.
The imported sand is procured 0by individual organisations which had applied for licences.