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Goa Goa Gone video by Kurush Canteenwalla.

A documentary about mining in the small state of Goa in South India, just south of Bombay.  Apparently, mine owners, who also happen to be politicians with a lot of influence, have been given the power to strip mine the plains between the western ghats and the arabian sea.  And this will destroy pretty much everything, starting with the rivers that carry fresh water from the ghats.

From the website:

Mining is Goa’s second-largest industry after tourism. 8% of this state’s land is already under mining, mostly for iron ore. Now, mining activity is intensifying across the state. So is the opposition of citizens to this unregulated industry. This Infochange documentary explores the impact of mining on Goa’s environment – one of the world’s 12 biodiversity hotspots — and livelihoods


Written by Peter Rudd

March 22, 2009 at 3:20 pm

Posted in film, the city

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