The wilderness of a part of India’s west coast could be destroyed if a proposed coal port expansion project is set in motion.
Goa’s environmentalists and activists talk about its consequences and urge you to join the protest. Goa’s wilderness is in danger. The small state by the Arabian Sea on India’s west coast, part of the Western Ghats and replete with beaches, dense mangroves, forests, rivers and estuaries, and marine wildlife, could instead become a major coal hub for the country. India’s Ministry of Shipping is backing a project to deepen and widen the Mormugao Port Trust, to increase its capacity for larger cargo vessels, a majority of which will contain coal.