Ajmer: Illegal mining of sand in the Pushkar town is disturbing the ecological balance as well as destroying the intrinsic beauty of this international tourist place. The sand dunes have started vanishing from the outskirts of the town where every year the international camel fair is organized. Thus, the Camel Safari Union is pushing hard to save these dunes as illegal mining is disturbing their economy.

Pushkar is surrounded by hills on one side and by a desert and a lake on other two sides. These sand dunes attract foreign tourists who enjoy camel safaris here. However, sand mining by the mafia during night has left the safari union worried. “Deep gullies can be seen in the desert where they dug sand through JCB machines,” said Ashok Tak of the union. Read more