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River Sand for Construction

Sand is used as fine aggregate in mortars and concrete. Natural river sand is the most preferred choice as a fine aggregate material. River sand is a product of natural weathering of rocks over a period of millions of years. It is mined from the riverbeds. River sand is becoming a scarce commodity now. River (Freshwater) sand is far superior for construction purposes than any other sand used in construction. Quarrying of river sand is an important economic activity in India with river sand forming a crucial raw material to the construction industry.

River Sand Supply | Sand Trade

Raktdantika has been mining river sand and is committed to providing the best quality sand that is required by its customers. The company holds mining rights & permits for the extraction and export of River Sand. Current river sand mining operation done in Betwa river (One of the principal distributaries of river Yamuna) at Jalaun District in UP, we can supply river sand for construction (Suitable for building and ready mix concrete) 50000 MTX3 per month.

Properties of River Sand

Textural Composition (% by weight)
Coarse Sand (4.75 – 2.00 mm) 6.6
Medium Coarse sand (2.00 – 0.425 mm) 73.6
Fine sand (0.425 – 0.075 mm) 19.8
Note :River sand is a natural material and therefore actual specs will vary slightly for each shipment.

River Sand Vs M Sand (M-Sand, Manufactured Sand, Robo Sand, Rock Sand, R Sand, Crusher Dust) For Construction In India.

The production of robot sand or m sand is at a nascent stage and might take some more years to gain wider acceptability.
However, structural engineers and reputed builders are showing thumbs down to use of M-Sand or robot sand in concrete applications citing test failures for load bearing strength and durability for any mixture classification.
Particularly for concrete roof only river sand must be used to achieve the general required compression strength of 28-30 Kilogram Newton per square mm, Experts say adding any admixture aggregate containing quarry dust and M-sand or robot sand might just fail to pass muster.
However, structural engineers and builders pointing out that Sieved silt collected from ponds as well as dam sites, and conforming to BIS 383 Table 15 and BIS 10232 (Bureau of Indian Standards) standards, could be used instead of river sand for mortar and plastering applications only in select cases under specialized care.

River Sand Mineral in short supply for construction and infrastructure projects in India.

The construction sector, mostly real estate, constantly complains of acute shortage of this minor mineral.
The real estate sector is not limited to housing alone. Mumbai, Bengaluru and Delhi, along with their satellite towns, contribute 70 per cent of the country’s commercial space. Tier II cities—Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune—contribute 21 per cent of the share. Other investment-grade real estate developments in Tier III cities add nine per cent of the commercial space.
In the non-housing sector, too, there is no estimate of sand requirement. Experts with the Construction Industry Development Council say it could be twice that of the housing sector.
Under the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-2017), road infrastructure would require 75 million tonnes of cement and power infrastructure about 45 million tonnes. Considering the formula of mixing two parts sand into cement, road infrastructure needs about 150 million tonnes of sand and the power infrastructure about 90 million tonnes of sand.

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