Date: February 27, 2020
The Collector (North Goa),
Department of Mines and Geology,
Subject: Illegal Sand mining in Mandovi river opposite Vanxim Church
This is to request your urgent attention to take action against ongoing illegal sand mining going on by use of canoes in Mndovi river opposite Santus Christus Church, Vanxim island. Extracted sand is transported via Trucks from Vanxim in a Ferry boat. We have received information that police officers attached to Old Goa Police station are involved in this illegal sand extraction. This is the reason for continues sand extraction in spite of High Court order against the same.
Kindly act and stop the above mentioned activity of sand extraction that is destroying marine ecology and fishing activities in Mandovi river.
President, Goa State & National Council Member of National Platform of Small Scale Fish Workers (Inland)