From most dangerous road to isolated bazar, mining belt has changed since 2012

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Sankhalim: There was a time when crossing a road at Ambegal, Pale was difficult. Heavy movement of trucks loaded with iron ore used to make this, most dangerous spot.
That was before 2012. Back in 2024, the Ambegal Pale market is wearing a deserted look. Very few people loiter around there, mostly near the 4-5 Bars and Restaurants. The business here is down.

Stoppage of mining has taken severe toll on the economic activity here.
Similar is the situation at Velguem, a village next to Pale. Audhut Dhond, a local resident, claimed that almost 30 per cent of the people have migrated from here.

“Those who had settled here to work in mining industry have gone away. The original inhabitants are left here. They have taken some or other source of income to make their living,” he said.

As Goa News Hub Team travelled through the length and breadth of Sankhalim Assembly segment as a part of series BEFORE INK DRIES, many people narrated their stories about election.

The main question that we tried to find out was that “is mining an important issue in elections anymore?.”

WATCH ENTIRE EPISODE TONIGHT AT 8 TO KNOW WHAT PEOPLE TOLD US.

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