Even though Regional Plan 2011 is withdrawn, on ground mining scenario does not seems to be changing. It continues to play havoc. The above picture is the projection for mining expansion. Black markers indicated current mining then. Red patches indicates enormous projects of mining expansions. Mining is shown right to the interiors of Forests that includes Wildlife Sanctuaries.
(Picture taken from "Sweet Land of Mine" by Alvares and Saha published in 2008 by Goa Foundation based in Mapusa)