Saturday, June 19, 2010

Goa Revolution Day resolution voted to cancel all mining leases in Goa

In a public resolution demanding cancellation of all the mining leases and ban on further mining leases was passed towards the end of Goa Revolution day meet on June 18, 2010 in Benurdem, Balli, Quepem. There has been consistant movement of people from all over Goa to halt marauding mining industry in Goa.

The program was held in local school after the class hours late evening was attended by students, youth and triabal people from Benurdem.

Number of people who spoke on the occasion includes Lancia Rodrigues, Bhikudas Velip, Shanu Gaonkar, Xavier Fernanades, Anthony D'Silva, Abhijit Prabhudesai, Advocate John Fernandes and Sebastian Rodrigues.

Program was organised by Goa Federation of Mines Affected People (GOAMAP) and was attended by delegates from Goenchea Xetrancho Ekvott (GXE), GAKUVED, Colamb, Morpirla, Paroda, Curtorim and Barxem villages.

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