The mining scam had first rocked Karnataka and then Goa. While the mess in Karnataka is well known, the scenario in Goa is no different. The Central Empowered Committee in its interim report on illegal mining in Goa has found various illegalities and its detailed report a copy of which is with rediff.com gives a horrific picture of how brazenly illegal mining took place in Goa.
In brief the CEC has this to say:
Mining operations in Goa have violated with impunity the relevant Acts, Rules and Regulations. The environmental clearances, in a large number of cases, have been accorded for the mining leases located within 1 km of the National Park / Sanctuary and which are in violation. Continue reading “Illegal mining horror in Goa-The complete report”