Mount Merapi disaster that occurred in Yogyakarta some time ago, gave a blessing for the miners. Many materials Mount Merapi is carried through the river. It was used by the miners to take advantage in it, especially the miners who want to take the sand. The sand quality from Mount Merapi is very good and much needed by the developers of the property. Unfortunately the traditional sand miners, who are generally mined using simple tools, have competition with other miners who use heavy equipment such as case backhoes. Case backhoe is become a conflict that occurred among the miners. Lots of backhoe equipment found in the mine site. Their income is reduced due to sand miners operating case backhoe.
The case like this is often among the miners. The solution to solve this problem is don’t let the traditional miners who had first arrived at the site and get loss because the modern miners are coming. The existence of a case backhoe is also still questionable. Are they already get the permission or not? Since the miner that using a modern tool such as case backhoe should have permission from the government area. According to the sand miners, the usage of case backhoe at the site of sand mining cannot be justified, unless that equipment was used to normalize the flow of the river from the Merapi disaster. Authorities have not intervened to resolve this case of backhoe. The miners only hope that they can find any solves, so that they are not always harmed.
This problem usually happens at some point mining in Yogyakarta. One of the spot that usually mined is minomartani, sleman, Yogyakarta. In there, there are lots of illegal miners with sophisticated tools such as case backhoe is exist. Actually before they do the mining activity, they should ask for permission to the environment at least they have to get the permission from the local miners because using the sophisticated tools such as case backhoe, or they have to get the legal permission by the local government there to prevent the social inequalities.
Absolutely, using the case backhoe to do the miner activity could make us easier and get more the sand. But, it could be a problem if we use it at the wrong place. Usually the big sand mining project is held by local government, especially in the place which has lots of sand or bigger place to prevent the scramble of mining products between local citizen with another local citizen or between local citizens with newcomer miners. In this case, usually the government also using more than one case backhoes to make it fast. Beside that it also makes it more effective and efficient, since if they don’t working fast, the river water will be booming. Thus, it can damage the houses in the edge of the river and it will also harm to the bridge in above the river. The sands that already mined will be use to the local infrastructure or they will sell it to the sand seller.