Goa govt to inspect mines ahead of monsoon
Panaji: Goa government has asked the
district administration officials to begin monitoring the
mining sites from the safety angle ahead of the monsoon.
District Collector Mihir Vardhan said that committees,
led by sub-divisional magistrates, will ensure that all the
safety precautions are in place at these sites, which are
prone to accidents after heavy downpour.
After three mining disasters in the last monsoon, the
monitoring committee, headed by district collector was formed
by the state government, which had the representatives of
Indian Bureau of Mines, State Mines and Geology Department,
Mines Safety and other agencies.
Vardhan said that the inspection of mines will begin
from April 1 and will continue for one and half month till May
The Mines and Geology Department will take action
against the mining sites, which do not adhere to the
precautions, he said.
Three people had died and several injured in three
mining mishaps during last rainy season. Mulgao village was
inundated, after the pond stocking water on the mining site
breached in July 2011.