UK company operated for two years without permits
There’s been yet another Vedanta mining-related disaster – one occurring on 16 July at the UK company’s huge iron ore operations in North Goa.
Heavy rains swept away major parts of a vast earthen wall containing discarded overburden. This then poured onto fields, lakes, and roads in the village settlements of Mulgao/Lamgao. Four days later, on 20 July, the “holiday” state’s most renowned environmental rights organisation, The Goa Foundation, issued a strident call for the mine to be closed down.
Photo: Ramesh Gauns