August 20, 2016 10:21:15 pm
Goa can show way for the entire world in terms of sustainable mining, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP’s National Convener Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday.
“AAP is not against the mining industry. In Goa, we can develop world class model of sustainable mining. We can show the world how mining can be done,” Kejriwal said during his interaction with the mining affected people at Usgao village in North Goa.
The Delhi Chief Minister is in the coastal state on a two-day visit ahead of Legislative Assembly polls slated next year.
“We can have environment friendly mining. It is an undeniable fact that mining is an important economic activity in the state,” he said.
During the meeting, people discussed problems faced by them after closure and recent resumption of the iron ore mining activity in the state.
He also heard grievances of drivers working on mining trucks, who are left out of the schemes introduced by the BJP-led state government.
Ajitsingh Rane, the union leader of truck drivers who joined AAP on Saturday, alleged that the Goa government had completely ignored the demands of truck drivers.
Kejriwal appealed the truck drivers to suggest what can be done to help them, which would be implemented once AAP gets power in Goa after the 2017 polls.
The AAP leader would be meeting tribal and women groups in two separate events in South Goa on Sunday.
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