M-Sand – UPSC Prelims

  • Manufactured sand (M-sand) is a substitute for river sand in the construction industry.
  • It is produced from hard granite stone by crushing.
  • Due to the depletion of good quality river sand for the use of construction, the use of manufactured sand has been increasing.
  • M-sand will reduce over-exploitation of river beds, it can be dust-free, etc.
  • Another reason for use of M-Sand is its availability and transportation cost.
  • Why in news? Rajasthan government has brought a policy to promote M-Sand.
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