What do Goans want?

As mining recommences, Shweta Kamat writes in the Herald about the expectations of the mining companies (a higher cap, mining corridor, reducing or removing the levy for the permanent fund and a bigger transportation window). The truck owners want a higher transportation rate. But what do Goans want? Do we want more environmental damage? Do we want to lose more of our mineral inheritance for a pittance? Don’t we want a Permanent Fund whose value is the same as the minerals extracted? Don’t we want a Citizen’s Dividend? How will we explain this loss to our children?

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