Mining is basic pillar of economy: Parrikar

In an oblique reference to judicial intervention in matters related to environment, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said only governments should decide on the economic trajectory of the nation.

AAP appreciates Modi`s stand on mining in Goa

The AAP Monday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s remarks that iron ore from Goa`s mines should be utilized in India itself and not to be exported.

In Goa`s mining belt, poll season fails to enthuse voters

Mining belt in North Goa, which was once buzzing with activity, seems impervious to the high-octane election campaign steered by BJP and Congress as people are more concerned about resumption of mining which was their major source of livelihood.

Goa mining: SC grants month`s time to panel to submit report

The ban on mining of iron ore in Goa will continue as the Supreme Court on Monday extended the time by a month for submission of the report by the panel which was asked to suggest the annual cap on volume of iron ore to be extracted.

Goa CM Parrikar okay with auctioning of mining resources

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar agrees "in-principle" with auctioning the state`s mining resources but feels that proper systems needs to be in place to facilitate this.

Goa mulling possibility of lifting suspension on mining

Goa government is contemplating the possibility of lifting the suspension order issued to all working mining leases in the state, top officials said.

Give Goa mining firms more time to repay loans: MP

Banks should stagger the recovery of loans which had been given to customers who were dependent on the now-banned mining activities in Goa, a Congress MP said Monday.

`PM assures all possible efforts to resume mining ops in Goa`

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has assured that the central government will make all possible efforts to resume mining operations in Goa, claimed GMPF.

No deaths due to mining trucks after SC halts activity: Goa CM

Not a single person was killed in road accidents involving trucks in the extraction activity since September last when mining was stopped on the directives of the Supreme Court, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the House .

Goa govt ready for auctioning of mining leases

Facing adverse impact of a ban on mining in the State, the Goa Government has told the Supreme Court it was willing to introduce competitive auctioning of mining leases subject to legal permission for the same.

Mining in Goa might resume from May, says Parrikar

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar on Monday expressed the hope that mining-related activities in the state might resume from May.

Goa govt eyes Rs 240 crore through renewal of mining leases

Goa government plans to collect a total revenue of Rs 240 crore in the form of stamp duty by renewing mining leases in the state, an official said.

Water level of rivers receding due to mining halt: Parrikar

In an unexpected fall out of halting of mining activity, the water level of rivers in the state has started dipping, the Goa government claimed.

Delay in resumption of mining might trigger violen

Goa CM expressed apprehension that growing impatience among people in the aftermath of ban on mining activity could precipitate into a "flare-up".

Goa Foundation for continuation of stay on mining

Goa Foundation said a large section of people have actually found solace in the apex court order of stay on mining activity.

Goans seek PM`s help for resumption of mining

Mining dependent people from Goa Monday met PM Manmohan Singh and sought his intervention for resumption of mining operations in the state.

Goa mining: Parrikar welcomes Pawar`s mediation move, BJP fumes

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar`s party, the BJP, slammed the NCP chief for "politicising" the issue.

Goa affidavit to show socio-eco impact of mining halt

The Goa government will file the affidavit in the Supreme Court on Thursday.

Protest in Panaji over halting of mining in Goa

Hundreds of people here on Tuesday began a chain sit-in protest demanding immediate resumption of mining activity in the state.

‘Don’t allow Goa mining till environment studies’

Mining companies in Goa have violated rules and regulation in their operations, a Central Empowered Committee told the Supreme Court on Friday.