Thursday, December 31, 2009

Mining again in Selaulim dam reservoir

According to the reports coming in mining activities has resumed inside the Selaulim dam reservoirs in Taluka. Selaulim dam supplies water to large part of South Goa including to the cities of Margao and Vasco. The mine is located in Curdi village. Few years ago Sunita Narayan of CSE Delhi was attacked on this particular mine when she visited there to investigate mining activities along with Selesian priest Philip Neri de Sousa. After complaints to the authorities this mine was stopped. Goa Assembly debates and decision also witnessed protests against mining taking place inside Selaulim dam. But alas, miners in Goa cares a hoot to Goa Assembly as well as to the common people as they are in a hurry to plunder.

Sebastian Rodrigues

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