Ban on mining and exporting of iron ore has led to jobs loss for a million people in the two mineral-rich states of Goa and Karnataka, a joint study by an industry chamber and a private bank said on Thursday.
In a clear signal that 28 mining leases would soon be operational resuming iron ore extraction in the state, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the government will not challenge the recent High Court order which has asked the government to renew these leases.
Post Supreme Court partially lifting iron ore mining ban in the state, the Goa government expects the mineral extraction to start from October and reach 20 million tonnes per annum level in the next 12 months.
Goa Governor BV Wanchoo on Monday blamed the Centre for turning a deaf ear to the BJP government in the state, which made several representations seeking to salvage its economy and people from the mining ban impact.
A group of mining stakeholders Tuesday partially blamed AAP for the plight of those affected by closure of iron ore extraction activity in Goa, alleging that falsehood propagated by its leader Prashant Bhushan was costing them dear.
A group of mining stakeholders on Tuesday partially blamed AAP for the plight of those affected by closure of iron ore extraction activity in Goa, alleging that falsehood propagated by its leader Prashant Bhushan was costing them dear.
Hundreds of people here Tuesday began a chain sit-in protest demanding immediate resumption of mining activity in the state which has been on hold for the last four months following the Supreme Court directives.