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Congress files complaint about renewal of mining leases in Goa

The Supreme Court, in February 2018, quashed all 88 mining leases which had been renewed by the state government. The Congress cited the apex court's ruling in its complaint, saying the court has noted the undue haste in renewal of leases.

High Court quashes Goa govt order allowing transportation of iron ore

The bench today set aside the order passed by state Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma allowing the movement and export of that ore lying outside the mining leases for which the royalty has been paid by the lease holders.


Mining protest is unwanted, govt is sympathetic: Goa minister Vijai Sardesai

The government's Cabinet Advisory Committee (CAC), comprising Sardesai, transport minister Sudin Dhavalikar and Francis D'Souza, met here to take stock of the situation.

Goa mining industry stares at uncertainty; govt worried

The Supreme Court (SC) had last month quashed the second renewal of iron ore mining leases given to 88 companies in Goa in 2015.

Goa miners' body GMOEA to apprise PMO of mining ban impact

The body said stopping of mining operations can result in loss of about 60,000 direct and indirect jobs and about Rs 3,400 crore revenue loss.

Goa government to reintroduce loan settlement scheme for mining dependents

Manohar Parrikar said in the state Legislative Assembly last evening that he has discussed with the banks to re-introduce the scheme for one-time settlement of loans for the people, including truck owners, affected due to closure of the mining industry in Goa.


Vedanta threatens to shut mining operation in Goa

Sangeetha R Chakravarthy, head of corporate Communications said that the truck owners demand of hike in freight tariff of e-auctioned mines is ‘unreasonable’.

10 million tonnes of iron ore in Goa fails to find takers

Of over 15.5 million tonnes (MT) of unused ore lying across various jetties in the state, only 5.5 MT have been sold until the seventh auction, with a sales value of Rs 780 core, including royalty and taxes.

New govt, old hurdles: Curbing illegal mining

Stringent penal provisions have been incorporated in the fresh Act under which the states have been empowered to set up special courts for speedy trial of unlawful mining cases.

Lifting of Goa mining ban may help bridge the CAD

Before the ban, the total production of iron ore in Goa was about 45 million tonnes in FY11.