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Goa mining


Goa mining issues to be resolved by July: CM Sawant assures industry dependents

June 20, 2019 12:29 pm

Goa Mining People's Front (GMPF) President Puti Gaonkar told reporters here that he "got an assurance from the Chief Minister (yesterday) that he will resolve this mining issue by the end of July."

Positive signs for Goa mining to be visible in six months: CM Pramod Sawant

May 19, 2019 11:16 am

The five-decade-old mining industry in the coastal state came to a standstill in March last year, after the Supreme Court quashed the second renewal of 88 iron ore mining leases.

Goa: Shiv Sena assures to bring financial help for mining dependents

April 13, 2019 3:14 pm

Naik, who is also Shiv Sena's state vice president, said the party will ensure that financial support is given to mining dependents either through central coffers or District Mineral Foundation.

Don't have hope on BJP to solve Goa mining impasse: GMPF

February 10, 2019 3:26 pm

Shah made his one-line mention of the state's mining woes while addressing BJP workers at 'Atal Booth Karyakarta Sammelan' here on Saturday. "We will make all possible efforts to resume mining which has stopped in Goa," Shah had said Saturday.

Congress files complaint about renewal of mining leases in Goa

October 03, 2018 10:59 pm

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

May 04, 2018 5:00 pm

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

March 18, 2018 10:03 pm

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

March 15, 2018 10:36 am

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

March 04, 2018 6:18 pm

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

August 02, 2017 11:36 am

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.