As per the eligibility criterion set under the policy, it invites the bidders that are registered companies, partnerships, societies including cooperative societies, sole proprietorship, individuals and consortia of up to three such entities.
There are 88 mining dams in Brazil built like the one that failed — enormous reservoirs of mining waste held back by little more than walls of sand and silt. And all but four of the dams have been rated by the government as equally vulnerable, or worse.
In his ruling, the judge found that mine and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions would add to the global total "at a time when what is now urgently needed, in order to meet generally agreed climate targets, is a rapid and deep decrease in GHG emissions."
Around 3,000 mining-dependent people sat on a token, day-long hunger strike at the Azad Maidan in Panaji over their demand for resumption of the industry in the state. GFP and Shiv Sena leaders came out in support of the protesters.
The total area of the land under MC’s possession is about 45 acres at Dadumajra. Out of this, about 20 acres are occupied with 10 m to12 m high open solid waste dump which is to be mined to reclaim the land.
When asked what action was taken against the owners of the machines, the ADC added that in most of the cases, the owners said that they had leased out the machines to contractors and they were not aware of the machines being used for illegal mining.