Policy for M-sand to be put in place soon

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  1. The Tamil Nadu government will put in place an M-sand policy.The policy aims to promote the use of M-sand as an alternative building material.
  2. The policy will also help to eliminate the pervasion of sub-standard products in the market through the regulation of trade.
  3. M sand stands for Manufactured sand.It is a substitute of river sand for concrete construction.It is produced from hard granite stone by crushing.
  4. Due to fast growing construction industry,the demand for sand has increased tremendously causing deficiency of suitable river sand in most parts of the world.
  5. This has led to the use of manufactured sand in the construction sector. Another reason for use of M-Sand is its availability and transportation cost.
  6. The other advantage of using M-Sand is that it can be dust free and the sizes of m-sand can be controlled easily so that it meets the required grading for the given construction.
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