No ban on iron ore exports from Goa: Kamat
Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat
on Thursday dismissed reports about a possible ban on iron ore
exports from the state following a recommendation by the
Justice MB Shah Commission, saying he had heard nothing about
"No one has told me that (iron ore) exports would be
banned. How can I approach the Centre asking to stall the
ban," he asked.
"I cannot make irresponsible statements based on media
reports. How can I react without reading the (Justice
report)," he questioned.
Kamat was reacting to the report by a television channel
which had quoted Shah Commission's report recommending a ban
on the iron ore exports from Goa.
The commission has been enquiring into the illegal iron
ore trade in the state since September.
"I was approached by a national television journalist for
reaction. I asked him whether he has a report, he said he is
not having it," Kamat told reporters here after the channel
quoting the Shah Commission's interim report claimed that
mines related to politicians were involved in the illegal iron
Earlier, Mines Secretary S Vijay Kumar told PTI that the
Centre is yet to receive the Justice MB Shah Commission
report on illegal mining in the country.