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Green tribunal directs environment ministry not to appoint inexperienced persons in expert panels

Issue Date: Jul 21, 2014
The appointments by the Union environment ministry to fill up posts in its experts' bodies are under the scanner of the National Green Tribunal (NGT). 

Supreme Court allows resumption of mining in Goa

Issue Date: Apr 22, 2014
document.write('Goa has incurred a loss of Rs 35,000 crore because of illegal mining (Photo: Sugandh Juneja)');

SC's expert panel says limited iron ore mining can be allowed in Goa

Issue Date: Mar 28, 2014
document.write('Goa has incurred a loss of Rs 35,000 crore because of illegal mining (Photo: Sugandh Juneja)');

SC bans transportation of illegally mined ore from Goa

Issue Date: Oct 5, 2012
The Supreme Court of India banned transportation of illegally mined iron and manganese ore from Goa on Friday, and asked the state as well as the Central government to continue with the ban on mining in the state  till further notice.

Welcome to Goa, state of mines

A bleak future  "Once upon a time, Goa looked like a green carpet from the air," says our driver Subhash, a Goan. "Now, it appears like a red open wound, untended, left to rot!" In a Goa which is so scarred already, can mining ever be done sustainably? Can the state undo its past and make a fresh start, or is it too late? Photographer: Papia Samajdar

Welcome to Goa, state of mines

The other side "Give us your viewpoint, and we shall write, we shall present your side of the story," urges Raju Nayak, editor of Lokmat in Goa. An angry protestor screeches, "Look what is happening to the people of Goa!" Photographer: Papia Samajdar

Welcome to Goa, state of mines

Held hostage Blockade by angry villagers dependent on mining. They are not rich mine owners or mining contractors, but merely transporters and truckers. Mining in Goa scaled up during China Olympics. China had the technology, we had greed! Photographer: Papia Samajdar

Welcome to Goa, state of mines

Poisoned source "Nowhere else is mining allowed on such rampant scale so close to a major water source," says Richard Mahapatra. The bleeding earth leaching into the reservoir which supplies 55 per cent of Goa's drinking water. Photographer: Papia Samajdar
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