High Court has passed an order to stop all transportation of mining dump from Mayem village until further order. Hearing came after Mayem and Goa Foundation filled a joint case in the high court stating that Transportation of mining dump is illegal and village roads are not wide enough for transportation, informed Goa Foundation, Claude Alvares. He added that the roads needs repair and water pipelines have burst as a result of the 200 trucks plying on the road. There is heavy dust as a result of the transportation that have entered the homes.
He added that the Goa Pollution Board and Mines Dept have turned a blind eye on the issue. Alvares appreciated the fight of the locals for over two years to ensure their demands are met. He said that the police, deputy collector support the illegal transporters and not the people. “They are the servants of the people and not the mining company and traders. All the time they continue to support illegal mining or illegal transport,” he said. They have filed copes to all parties.