Dust pollution and mining were destroying the Harvalem waterfall, 35 km from here, reducing the flow of the water, where a host of religious rites were once performed.
"Due to rigorous iron ore mining activity in the vicinity, the Harvalem waterfall was running thin," the CAG report said.
"As a result, few tourists visit the waterfall and the place is losing its identity as a religious and tourist spot," the audit report said.
The waterfall is located in the Bicholim taluka, which has been known for heavy mining activity.
--IANS (Posted on 10-10-2013)