|August 27, 2012 at 6:53 pm #3815|
The Navelim and the Betki-Khandola gramsabhas have passed two different resolutions against Sesa’s pig iron plant at Amona in Bicholim taluka.
While the Navelim gramsabha resolved to ask for stoppage of the plant, the Betki-Khandola gramsabha resolved not to ask any help from the factory. Betki village is situated across a river from the plant. Alleging that mineral dust from the plant has created air pollution, Betki villagers demanded that the panchayat must take necessary action. Several villagers accused the panchayat of taking help from the factory at the cost of villagers’ health. The gram sabha then resolved that it would not ask any help from the plant, except in cases if the plant voluntarily offers help, said Betki sarpanch Bhawana Naik.
Source/Reference: Times of India “We will take no more help from Sesa: Betki locals“