Panaji: The Manohar Parrikar-led Public
Accounts Committee (PAC), which employed latest technologies
including the Google Earth Satellite Imagery to track down
illegal mining in Goa, has pointed out to certain illegalities
by state Congress leader Dinar Tarcar.
According to highly placed sources, the PAC has based its
findings against Tarcar on the satellite images procured by the
The mine operated by Tarcar through Power of Attorney at
Temebocheo Dongor in rural Goa (survey number 59/51) has been
found to have been extracted several million tons of Ore.
The data provided by Mines and Geology department has
specified that Tarcar’s mining lease was allowed to extract
only three million metric tons annually as per the Environment
Clearance granted to him.
"The Google pictures of 2003 clearly show that the area
was a virgin land and it is not possible to agree with any
fallacious contention that several million tons of ore dump
accumulated has been done on account of earlier dumps
accumulation," the report mentioned.
Tarcar contested the previous State Legislative Assembly
elections from Panaji constituency, and lost to Parrikar.