Audio podcast: Why Goa is up in arms against coal


 

Ashraf Engineer

November 11, 2020

The government has initiated a series of infrastructure projects – from port dredging to rail track doubling – as it pushes to make Goa a coal hub. Goans say it will destroy forests, fishing, local communities and their way of life. In this conversation, Abhijit Prabhudesai (pictured above), co-convenor of the Goyant Kollso Naka, explains why the government and the people’s movement are engaged in a heated faceoff.