The Goa government Wednesday said that it would take into consideration how the mining firms treated their employees during the current lean phase, when work resumes once Supreme Court lifts the ban in future.
Naveen Patnaik criticised the Centre`s mining policies, claiming they have helped large mining firms to "run away with super normal profits".
Mining companies in the disaster prone Sattari and Bicholim talukas have assured the state government to have taken adequate precautions to avoid monsoon related mishaps.
The SC-appointed Central Empowered Committee inspected nine mining companies in Bheemasamudra and Holalkere.
The administration in Bellary on Saturday served notices to all 170 mining companies to halt operations.
A CBI team on Wednesday inspected records of
five mining firms owned by Karnataka Minister and mining
magnate G Janardhana Reddy and his family members facing
charges of illegal mining.
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Showbiz World - December 26, 2014