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Goa CM urges Mines Minister to restart mining in state

IANS  |  Panaji 

Chief Minister Pramod on Friday met Union for Mines Prahlad and requested his intervention to restart in the coastal state, which was banned by the last year.

"Called on Shri Prahlad ji, of Mines, in Brief him on matter and requested for his intervention," tweeted.

The BJP-led coalition government in has come under criticism for its failure to restart the industry for more than a year now.

The apex court banned mining in 88 operational mining leases, after it found lapses in the renewal of the mining leases and scrapped the validity of all the leases.

Sawant, who is on a two-day visit to the national capital, also met Union Home Minister and Amit Shah, for Textiles Smriti Irani and for Human Resource Development and also extended an invitation to the latter to inaugurate the campus in North Goa.

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First Published: Fri, June 14 2019. 20:26 IST
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