Monday, Jan 30, 2023

Express Investigation - Coal Burying Goa


Goans' Night Protest Against Infra Projects: ‘This is not the land to destroy…we do not accept pollution’

November 04, 2020 7:35 pm

Earlier this week, the South Western Railway started laying tracks at a village in Goa, leading to environmentalists groups calling the midnight protest.

Goa: HC asks petitioners to spell out their pleas against coal pollution

December 07, 2018 10:24 am

Justice R M Borde and Justice Prithviraj K Chavan were hearing a petition filed by NGO Goa Foundation and five others, seeking an order for permanent closure of operations of coal and coke handling at the port.

Gross breach, so ending JSW coal ops at Goa port: Pollution control board

January 09, 2018 7:31 am

Goa State Pollution Control Board also pulled up the Mormugao Port Trust for importing coal through mooring dolphins without consent to operate and with no pollution control measures at sea.

21 conditions for Goa’s Mormugao Port Trust: Green rules set for expanding port’s terminal capacity

January 02, 2018 2:15 am

Before the project starts, a copy of the marine and riparian biodiversity management plan, validated by the State Biodiversity Board, needs to be submitted.

Coal burying Goa: State House resolves to crack down on coal dust pollution

December 16, 2017 5:46 am

Coal burying Goa: Manohar Parrikar assured his government will “conduct an independent health study” and that no proposals for expansion of existing berths or new berths will be allowed.

Coal burying Goa: Pollution watchdog asks JSW why it had distorted facts, issues stern warning

December 03, 2017 6:40 am

In a seven-part investigation into the transport of coal by rail, road and water across Goa, The Indian Express had found that JSW Group has been exceeding its import capacity since 2012, getting 10.11 million tonnes in 2016-2017 alone.

Coal burying Goa: Green committee cites pollution fears to stall JSW’s Goa port plan

November 11, 2017 5:48 am

In its meeting, the EAC noted that air quality monitoring reports of the Goa State Pollution Control Board indicate that “particulate matter is exceeding the prescribed limits for the present handling capacities” at the port.

Coal burying Goa: Government asks for air monitors at ports

November 08, 2017 7:18 am

Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal had said that the Railways has started exploring a design change in its rolling stock to see if coal and other minerals can be carried in covered wagons instead of open ones to prevent coal dust from contaminating the environment.

To check flying coal dust hazard, Railways looking at covering its wagons: Piyush Goyal

November 04, 2017 10:12 am

An ongoing investigation by The Indian Express has revealed that transport of coal, at the rate of 25 tonnes per minute, by rail and road, has left in its wake environmental damage across Goa.

Coal burying Goa: Solutions in the air; slurry pipe, sealed trucks, wagons

November 04, 2017 8:01 am

Trains and trucks are used to carry coal to hundreds and thousands of kilometers, releasing huge amounts of coal dust in the atmosphere and leading to what Goa has to suffer.


See photos of the toxic coal train leaving Goa

October 26, 2017 8:29 am

3800 tonnes of coal per train, an average of 9 trains every day- The Indian Express tracks their trail across Goa and what they leave behind.

Images from Ground Zero of the coal routes in Goa

October 25, 2017 10:28 am

The Indian Express travels through all three routes of Goa to find soot covered homes, a lethal cocktail of respiratory ailments, and a ruined ecosystem.