PAC mining report establishes evasion of royalty
Panaji: The much-awaited Public Accounts
Committee (PAC) report on the illegal mining in Goa would not
name any politician or minister unless the person`s direct
involvement was established, said committee`s Chairman (and
BJP leader) Manohar Parrikar on Monday.
He told reporters that the report might hint at the
involvement of the ministers and politicians in illegal
mining, but there would not be any names, unless the person
was found to be involved directly.
Parrikar said the final report would be ready on October
3 or 4. The session of the state Assembly is scheduled to
start on October 5.
Parrikar said that PAC`s probe revealed that royalty on
10.9 million metric tonnes of iron ore was evaded in FY
"It is clearly established that there was evasion of
royalty in those three years," he said.
The PAC had also noted that state mining department had
no mechanism to keep a record of royalty and production, he
PAC, constituted by the state government, had estimated
that ore worth Rs 3,500 crore was exported from the two ports
in the state in the last five years without payment of the
Download the all new Zee News app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with latest headlines and news stories in Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Business and much more from India and around the world.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Entire Indian force can't defend Kashmir from terrorists: Farooq Abdullah
- Woman cop transferred within 24 hours of spat with Haryana minister Anil Vij
- It's a reality, Muslim youths from South India more attracted to ISIS: Kiren Rijiju
- PM Narendra Modi meets journalists at Diwali Milan
- Sheena Bora murder: Why did Indrani send servant to Kolkata to get illegal drugs?