Friday 4 January 2013

Book on Goa mining plunder published in Marathi

This book titiled Goveatil Khaniz Kazineachi Prachand Loot is authored by Sebastian Rodrigues and translated by Gurudas Gadekar is published by Mulnivasi Publication Trust in Pune. Book release function took place at Malda, West Bengal on December 24, 2012 at the BAMCEF 29th National convention in presence of its National President Waman Meshram and several other respected dignitaries.

The book examines earnings from export of iron ore from Goa from 1981 to 2011. Earning are correlated with the budget deficits of the Goa state with a critical questions. This book has 11 chapters and documents protests against mining industry in Goa and various issues related to the same including co-option tactics of the mining industry in Goa. 

Contribution of then active groups voicing opposition to mining industry namely GAKUVED, GGRM, and GOAMAP are documented. The book has 38 pages and suggested contribution is Rs.20/- only.

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