Illegal Mining Report Looms Large Over Goa

Discussion in 'Politics & Society' started by parijataka, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. parijataka

    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

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    Illegal mining is a serious problem in many states including states like Rajasthan and Orissa which are not highlighted by media. Illegal iron ore mining mafia was mentioned by Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde in his report. The Justice Shah Commission report on illegal mining in Goa is going to be released soon. Environmental activists in Goa such as Claude Alvares have suggested that mining be nationalised in order to control the private mines that are destroying the fragile ecology of Goa.

     
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    This was the main election plank in Goa and there will be lot of public pressure on this case.

    The former CM Mr.Kamat has been the mines minister for the last 8-9 years and continued with the portfolio even when he was the CM of Goa. He has much to answer to the people of Goa for the environmental mess that the mining mafia has unleashed under his stewardship.
     

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