A surge in demand and strict requirements for aggregates and manufactured sand
A heavy growth spurt in the region had resulted in a shortage of supply of raw materials, mainly aggregates and manufactured sand, which had to be fulfilled to fuel the region’s growth. Many players in the industry started looking for options from where the shortage could be fulfilled. This resulted in more quarries being allotted to industry players and a sudden rise in crusher plants being set up in the region, as crushed sand was the only feasible option to fulfill the need.
The government’s stand on the extraction of river sand was becoming more stringent due to the depleting resource and a drive to conserve the ecological balance. The government then passed the order and banned the extraction of river sand; the industry had to quickly find alternative solutions that were not only cost effective, but also a perfect replacement for river sand. This added momentum to the installation of more crushing and screening plants in and around the region, and manufactured sand became even more of a local focus.