Goa mining firms rigged environment reports: Expert
Panaji, Jan 26 : Every environment impact assessment (EIA) report submitted by Goa's mining companies to the central government is rigged, ecologist Madhav Gadgil said.
Gadgil, who is in Goa to inaugurate an environment forum, has also said the reports, which are mandatory for getting permissions for mining activity, were so fudged that they even "hid" existing water bodies in the respective mining lease areas.
He said: "All the reports are filled with false declarations. Most have even denied the existence of water resources, which are likely to be affected by the mining activity."
Gadgil was a member of key committees of the environment and forests ministry which examined the environment impact assessment reports.
Iron ore mining was banned in Goa in October 2013 by the Supreme Court some months after a judicial commission exposed the Rs.35,000 crore illegal mining scam in the state.
--IANS (Posted on 26-01-2014)
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