Is Indiscriminate sand mining in river beds- one of the causes of flooding ?

Sand mining in excess due to enormous construction activity has led to its demand .
There is no study on the urban needs of housing and no plan on restrictive sand digging .All states are running at high speeds to show development in all fields with out realising the detrimental fall out from Mother Nature.
There are multiple studies ,articles all over the world about excessive sand mining from river banks , river beds , even deep river sites , seashores ,lake beds resulting in disturbance of riparian systems and behaviour of river flows in monsoon times .
The direction of river flow is mostly pre determined since ages and by interfering due to constructions ,banks erosion ,reverse flow from sea at empty points in sea and digging around bridges ,sudden flooding in unexpected areas than usual is seen .
Heavy melting of snow,cloud burst , heavy monsoon fall will bring bigger volumes but the riversystem manages to flow through a set pattern ,except in huge riversystem like Ganges,Bramhapute where it seeks new paths every year.
Modern engineering must give us alternate solutions instead of sand ,crushed granite powder and some other alternates.
The GOI with the consultation of IITs must suggest alternate material source for construction and bring legislation to restrain indiscriminate sand mining.
Sand mafia has emerged to dictate state rules as huge cash is involved in this free mining zone of Mother Nature.
Let us preserve the bounty of nature ,for our safety and for for our country’s excessive losses due to flooding and ecological balance.
Request experts to give their valuable opinion on this excessive sand mining dangers . more  

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The flip flop management of state bodies in the crest gate management is reason for floods. more  
Due to ever increasing demand for housing and infrastructure, the mining of sand/stone
crushers have increased manifold. As no major investment is required, the politicians
in every State have created mafia gangs to handle this business to make huge profits/black money. The officials of police and Mining departments are also getting
share of booty. The hedge had since started eating out crop. Modi cannot eradicate
corruption as majority of public dealings departments fall under State Governments
and no local politician even thinks of discouraging corruption as it will provde self
destructive. If the demand for building/construction materials goes down by
controlling population, there will be proportionate reduction in illegal mining to
protect environment and water. more  
Excessive sand mining takes place by the mafias in collaboration with the people working in the mining departments, municipalities and police. The government evinces scant attention towards this serious issue, which can at any point of time disbalance the environmental ecology of the region. more  
I have not understood as to how removal of sand from river bed affect/enhance flood situation. In fact it should be the other way round. Sand mining appears to have been blocked for increasing corruption. Otherwise how all kinds of construction activities and Cement roads are being built when lawfully no sand should be available. Sand mining is going on after greasing the palms of people in power. What other explanation is possible?
RYK. more  
Sir pl go thru all the three articles on Internet about the effects of excessive sand mining .you will understand then. more  
Individuals and organizations look at making a small amount of money at the expense of environment. But see it's enormous effect on the livelihood of million innocent people. more  
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