Sand is one of the most important components that is mainly used in the construction related activities. For years, the banks of the rivers were mined for the production of the sand. This treacherous process dismantled the eco-system and ground water levels to a huge extent. It was only due to the ecological damage that the government had to completely put a ban on the mining as well as the usage of river sand. But since it constituted a major part of construction, a replacement had to be found. This resulted in adoption of many new items but the one that actually took over the market and completely replaced the river sand was the manufactured sand. Be it the cost of the M-sand or advantageous usage, there was absolutely no lag with it.
Considered as India’s Silicon Valley, one of the first cities to adopt to the manufactured sand was Bangalore. In areas like Vijayapura, it is gaining immense popularity. With the increasing number of manufacturing plants and suppliers, it has emerged as a leading manufacturer of M-sand. In most of the cases, acquisition of a new product becomes difficult and time-consuming but this did not affect the growth, adoption and popularity of manufactured sand. On drawing a comparison between the river sand andM-sand, one thing that is clearly visible is that by no means does the msand fall behind or inappropriate as a replacement. Be it the quality, size of the particles or simply the cost factor, the artificial sand is the perfect answer.
Initially there were a few questions related to the durability and strength of the manufactured sand. However, after quality checks and various types of tests, it was proved that using this as the replacement of river sand would only improve the quality of overall construction and reduce the cost in parallel.
Vijayapura, one of the developing regions around Bangalore is under huge construction facets these days and the popularity of manufactured sand can be clearly seen here. No matter which type of construction is done, the usage of msand is maximized and other things like cement is reduced considering the high quality of M-sand. Maybe this is just one of the regions adopting to the msand so quickly but with the constant awareness and advanced aspects, there would come a day when this sand would capture the entire market and play a big role in the construction industry. No matter how one is going to use the M-sand, but contributing a little by spreading awareness and asking the people involved in construction to make a switch to this option is a simple and most effective effort that can be made and the usage of M-sand can be easily increased thus making it popular all over the country.