Quarrying in Kerala has become a problemKerala is a very small State with about 600 km in length and an average width around hundred km. But the amount of construction works going on here is beyond any body's guess. Roads, bridges, buildings and several other constructions. All these need granite(or laterite). Naturally, several quarrying activities are going on here. Many are with license and many are without. The number of licensed ones is 4,653 as per a statement of the Minister in the Assembly.But almost an equal number or more are working here without license.
Distribution of these quarries district-wise is as follows: Trivandrum - 185, Kollam - 128, Pathanamthitta - 167, Kottayam - 213, Alappuzha - 9, Idukki - 129, Ernakulam - 444, Thrissur - 343, Palakkad - 228, Malappuram - 874, Kozhikkod - 283, Kannur - 1100, Wynad - 69, Kasargod - 481.