More emphatically Mining has been called the Backbone of Goa Economy. Mining of iron ore in Goa is the biggest contributor in export and foreign exchange even more than tourism. Goa mining has a considerable input in the economic growth for years.
Mining in Goa: damage to the environment greater than loss of revenue. Illegal mining in Goa is being projected as a bigger scam than Bellary. While revenue losses from illegal mining has been estimated at about Rs 3,000 crore, the loss by way of damage to the environment and loss of livelihood has not been estimated.
Mining in Goa Goa, the smallest state in India, is also a biodiversity hot spot, home to 27% of the countrys total flowering plant species and 56% of the countrys evergreen tree species. This flora in turn forms critical habitat for a variety of fauna.
Mining is one of the two major sources of livelihood in Goa and the complete shutdown of mining industry has adverse effect on the livelihoods of more than 3,00,000 people in the state. New Delhi: Goa Mining Peoples Front on Thursday appealed to the Centre to recommence mining activities in Goa by the end of this year.