Thousands of villagers from Navelim in the Indian state of Goa protested yesterday against Vedanta subsidiary Sesa Goa’s metallurgical coke plant in the village, claiming that it is polluting their surroundings.
Sundar Gawas, one of the protestors, said Sesa Goa had taken the entire village and State Government for granted.
He claimed that expansion of the existing metallurgical coke plant has increased pollution levels in the surroundings.
“We can see black dust powder on our food. God knows how much of such particles we have been inhaling,” he said.