Vedanta plc’s Indian iron ore mining subsidiary, Sesa Goa, wants the government of Goa to build a road which would convey ore to a new mining jetty. Villagers are outraged at the proposal, claiming that it violates coastal zoning legislation, doesn’t serve any public purpose, and will jeopardise vital agricultural resources and mangroves in the area. They have been trying to halt construction of the jetty and the road since mid-Summer 2010.