Urbanisation driving demand for sand in Bangladesh

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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