District mineral fund to focus on water supply, transport

PANAJI: Directorate of mines and geology has identified three priority areas for usage of funds in the mining-affected areas under the Goa District Mineral Foundation.

The three areas will be water supply, transport to school and college students and sanitation. “We have agreed, in-principle, to provide water supply to mining-affected areas till permanent water connections are installed,” said a senior mines officer. The mines directorate is also working out modalities with the Goa Mineral Ore Exporters Association to provide buses for school and college students. Read more

Courtesy: The Times of India