A National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) statement said the state government paid Rs.36,85,000 to the residents of Carvem village in south Goa who were baton charged by police while protesting. Proof of payment was submitted to the rights panel.
Two members of a family refused the money while three people had died.
The commission directed that the payment should be made to the primary heirs of the three deceased village residents.
In a complaint to NHRC, the villagers had alleged that they were suffering from air and noise pollution as the mining truck owners and companies were plying their vehicles beyond the stipulated time.
In response to the commission's notice, the state government admitted that some truck owners had violated rules and action was taken against them.
--IANS (Posted on 14-10-2013)