Even if there is no notification of wildlife sanctuaries and buffer zones, the Supreme Court can say that you (state government) are obliged under Article 21 (right to life) of the Constitution to protect life including the environment and that you can’t exploit within this area.

” These were stern observations of the Supreme Court, while hearing the lessees who were arguing why and how it was legal for them to be mining within one kilometre of wildlife sanctuaries, on the eighth day of hearing of the Goa mining case.

Despite the clamour in Goa to restart ‘legal mining’, the prognosis on the timing and quantum of mining that will be allowed is still unclear, especially, as most of the respondents - save for the

Says committee of experts must decide capping

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Goa government on what basis it had placed the mining cap on leases at 45 MT in its draft mining report even as it did not accept the contention of the State government advocate that the case filed by the Goa Foundation should be dismissed.

Goa Foundation pitches for cap, regulatory system

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear all petitions pertaining to mining in Goa jointly, including those challenging the Goa Government and Central Government orders banning mining.

The mystery surrounding the surfacing of tar balls on Goan beaches has apparently been solved with the National Institute of Oceanography revealing that they originate from washing away of oil spil

Permitted Coliform Count: 5/ml. In some places on the Mandovi it is 1900/ml PANJIM: Scientists of the National Institute of Oceanography have discovered waters in Goa’s two main rivers Mandovi, Zuari and along the coast have levels of bacteria far higher than the permissible for recreational bathing and even fishing.