Urbanisation driving demand for sand in Bangladesh

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Rapid urbanisation is increasing the demand for sand in Bangladesh, leaving livelihoods threatened and riverbeds ruined.

Uncontrolled and often illegal extraction of sand and rocks from riverbeds is a long-standing problem and is putting surrounding farmlands at risk.

Al Jazeera's Tanvir Chowdhury spoke to farmers in the district of Sirajgonj, in north-central Bangladesh.

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