Constant reportage on illegal mining in Goa in the national and international media would drive tourism to Malaysia and Thailand from the popular beach destination, a Congress MP said here Monday.
Digambar Kamat has been indicted by a judicial commission for allowing illegal mining to continue unabated in Goa.
Goa government told the Legislative Assembly that there was no illegal mining in forest areas of the state.
Yoga guru Swami Ramdev extended his support to the fight against illegal mining in
Goa and warned of a hunger strike if the Congress-led
Government in the state did not come clean on the issue.
The Central government-appointed
Shah Commission is likely to give its first report on illegal
mining in Goa on December 1, officials said on Tuesday.
Goa government has admitted before the High Court that there has been illegal extraction of iron ore in the state.
Justice MB Shah Commission said there is no specific time-frame to finish the enquiry initiated into the illegal
mining trade in Goa.
A state of uncertainty looms large
in Goa`s mining belt as people fear closure of several mines.
Goa CM Digambar Kamat refused to get embroiled in the controversy surrounding
PAC report on illegal mining in the state.
The Cong raised doubts about authenticity of PAC report on illegal mining in Goa claiming that their members were not taken into confidence.
The BJP admitted its own CM in Goa Manohar Parrikar was "negligent" in stopping the illegal export of iron ore during his tenure.
BJP on Sunday demanded the resignation of
Chief Minister Digambar Kamat and an immediate CBI probe into
Justice MB Shah began inspection of several controversial mines, to ascertain the ground realities of illegal iron ore mining in the state.
Senior NCP leader Jitendra Deshprabhu
was arrested in an illegal mining case, minutes after a court rejected his anticipatory bail petition.
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