MLAs want mining operations resumed

Porvorim: Members of the state assembly were unanimous that mining operations had to resume at the earliest but differed on an appropriate solution the state government could adopt to restart iron ore mining.

MLAs across party lines pointed out that illegal mining activity and the closure of mining operations had affected the state’s environment and economy respectively.

While legislators said the closure of mining activity had put mining-dependant families under financial stress, they also said any attempt to restart mining operations which is beyond the purview of the Supreme Court’s judgment could have legal ramifications.

“Start mining but start mining within the parameters of law. Don’t throw the Supreme Court report into the dust,” former chief minister and Congress MLA Luizinho Faleiro said. Read more

Courtesy: The Times of India