- Article Title: Illegal Mining, Impatient Mafi a and Ill-treated Administrators
- Title of Journal: Economic and Political Weekly
- Vol #: 48
- Issue #: 49
As the construction sector grows, illegal sand and granite mining can only be expected to increase. From what can be seen until now, honest offi cers who have taken action against the sand mafi a in their respective districts in different states have either been transferred or suspended. The politician-sand mafi a nexus must be broken in order to protect the environment and prevent huge revenue loss.