This report identifies issues of relevance in laterite stone quarrying in Goa, India that may be of assistance in defining appropriate technical and policy level interventions for stone quarrying in Kenya. More specifically, the report, based on field visits to the laterite stone quarries in Goa during the period 15 February - 30 June 1998, does the following:
An overall assessment of laterite stone quarries in terms of work, organization, tools, techniques, method of payment, productivity, skills, and an assessment of waste.
The nature and scale of environmental impacts of stone working based on selected quarries.
An assessment of national and local laws and policies which govern stone quarrying.
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