Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Pictures from Paira mining disaster

This is a photo essay based on pictures by Shaweta Anand clicked on December 27, 2008 in Paira, Bicholim. Comments are by Sebastian Rodrigues.

This pictures shows mining rejects dumped on the top of the Hill. Paira river is one of the outstanding casualty of the miners restless souls.

Paira river is latent with turbidity due to mining silt.

Hillock is used by mining industry as mining waste disposal site.

Paira river earlier had loading point for barges during Colonial Portuguese regime. This name plate still intact shows that it was inaugurated by Portuguese military officer Comondante Sarmento Rodrigues in 1952. Colonial heritage of Portuguese regime is evident here.

Mining on top of the Paira hillock with Paira river flowing by.

Mining dumps in Paira.

Paira's landscape is dominated by mining activity. This is going to be the state of entire Goa - particularly of Sattari, Bicholim, Sanguem, Quepem and parts of talukas such as Bardez, Canacona, Salcete and Tiswadi.

Close up of mining silt accumulated in Paira river.

The Paira mining tragedy in Bicholim Taluka - Mining companies are law unto themselves!

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