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Workers to gather at Jantar Mantar on Dec 13, protest closure of Goa mines

The Supreme Court in February quashed the second renewal of iron ore mining leases given to 88 companies in Goa. Mining operations stopped from March

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Nearly 1,000 members of Mining People's Front (GMPF) will stage a 'dharna' at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on December 13 to protest against the closure of mining operations in the state.

"The protest is against the closure of mining operations in Goa, on which about two lakh people were dependent," GMPF President Puti Gaonkar told PTI over phone.

The in February quashed the second renewal of mining leases given to 88 companies in Mining operations stopped from March.

About 1,000 people associated with Goan mining industry will stage a day-long dharna on December 13 at Jantar Mantar here, he said.

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Ever since mining operations came to a halt, political and labour union leaders from the state are running from pillar to post to find a solution to the problem.

Many leaders from the state have submitted their requests with the chief minister to resolve the issue.

"It has been over 8 months and no solution has been found to resolve the issue. I request the government to take immediate steps to resume the mining," Puti said.

First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 12:45 IST
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