Church express concern over excessive mining in Goa

June 6, 2011
By Babu Thomas
Christian Today India

The Catholic Church in Goa expressed concern over excessive mining in the state which it said posed a grave threat to ecologically sensitive areas.

Marking World Environment Day on Sunday, the Council for Social Justice and Peace (CSJP), the social wing of the archdiocese, lamented that mining, deforestation and aggressive promotion of eco-tourism by the state government was eating into Goa’s green cover.