Centre may amend Act to restart mining ops in Goa

PANAJI: The mining sector in the state seems to have got a new lease of life as the group of ministers appointed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to look into mining-related issues is likely to put up a proposal in favour of restarting mining in Goa.

A senior officer from the ministry of mines said the group of ministers is likely to recommend to the Union government to amend the Goa, Daman and Diu Mining Concessions (Abolition and Decalaration as Mining Leases) Act, 1987 that will allow mining operations to continue till 2037.

Mining activities in the state came to halt from March 15 after the Supreme Court in its February 7 order quashed the second renewal of 88 mining leases in the state. Read more

Courtesy: The Times of India