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PMO wants report on economic impact of SC order on mining: Parrikar

IANS  |  Panaji 

The called Chief Minister to inquire about the economic impact of the Supreme Court's decision to cancel 88 mining leases in the state and told him to prepare a report, Parrikar said on Tuesday.

"In fact after the mining judgement, he (Narendra Modi) was not in

"I got a call from his office, asking about the economic impact and I was asked to prepare a report and if need be meet (the Prime Minister).

This was a message from his office," Parrikar said at a state function here.

He later told reporters that views of all MLAs, political parties and other stakeholders would be taken into account in order to decide on the future course of action vis-a-vis resumption of mining in the state.

On February 7, the cancelled all existing in and ordered that the mining tracts should be leased afresh to new licencees after obtaining new environmental clearances.

As per the order, all ore extraction activity on the renewed leases should cease by March 15.

is the country's leading exporter of low-grade iron ore and exported nearly 50 million tonnes before the in 2012 exposed a Rs 35,000 crore scam, triggering a ban on mining in the state at the time.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 16:06 IST
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