An action plan was ready to execute public purpose projects in Goa`s ecologically sensitive areas without violating the rules, regulations and court orders, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday.
The BJP on Thursday said the BJD government was scared of any debate on mining scam in the assembly or elsewhere, and stepped up demand for a CBI probe into the "mineral loot" to unravel facts in view of reported findings of the M B Shah Commission.
Anti-corruption vigilance wing of the Odisha Police on day filed charge sheet against 23 persons and two firms in connection with multi-crore Uliburu mining scam even as Justice M B Shah Commission recommended a CBI probe into alleged mining loot worth Rs 2,000 crore.
The Congress in Goa has questioned the delay over submission of report by Justice RM S Khandeparkar Committee, formed by the state government to further probe the recommendations of the Shah Commission on illegal mining.
Justice MB Shah who is heading the commission probing the alleged illegal mining activities in Odisha on Wednesday said it will go ahead with its work despite the legal challenge to it by a body of mine operators.
Ahead of the week-long Odisha visit of the Justice MB Shah Commission, beginning from October 3, to probe the mining scam in different parts of the country, the state government said it was ready with documents.
The Justice MB Shah Commission report on illegal mining which led to cancellation of all the 93 mining leases in Goa is "factually incorrect" in several aspects, claimed an apex body of state mining exporters.