Destroying rivers, one sand grain at a time.
Sand required to service the construction boom in Goa is mined from rivers. While the scenes make for compelling photographic compositions, the activity is destructive to the riverine ecosystem.
These images on River Chapora were taken in 2007. Sand mining was declared illegal in 2011 following environmental concerns but the crooks in power keep trying to find ways around the prohibition.
The hotelier is Timblo. He has all politicians in his pocket. Parrikar made ordinance to legalizr beach encroachment for Timblo’s “Cidade de Goa” hotel, expect “Bhumiputra” Sawant to do something similar in this case.
Hello Rajan this illegal mining is not the only illegality in Goa.Right now at Vainguinim beach a hotelier is building a wall with out any licences. The locals are fighting for its demolition , does any one help ? The whole of Goa has innumerable illegalities with the blessings of the rulers .