Curchorem MLA hopes legal mining resumes


Mindful of mounting concern over the halt in mining activities in his constituency, Curchorem MLA and GTDC Chairman Nilesh Cabral expressed hope that legal mining would be restarted in the State.
Addressing a function organized by the Guardian Angel Church to inaugurate 25 CCTV cameras, worth about Rs 10 lakh, at various locations in the church premises on Wednesday, Cabral also desired that the State government would work out alternate ways to generate funds.
“The government has to find some ways to generate income for the State, else government servants may get affected as a major portion of government income goes to pay salaries,” said Cabral.
He thanked Sesa Goa for donating the CCTVs and assured full co-operation to the parishioners to carry on good work for the betterment of people of Curchorem.
It may be recalled that miscreants had damaged statues, including some crosses and graves, in the church cemetery and Sesa Goa offered to donate 25 CCTV cameras.
Bolivario Lobo, general manager, quality section of Vedanta Sesa Goa Ltd, also spoke on the occasion.
CCMC Chairperson Patricia Fernandes, Councillor Rocha Pereira, CSR officers of Sesa Goa, Yeshwant Mahale and Samiuddin Khan, Parish Priest Fr James Torres and Fr Mario Dias were present. [H]