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Centre's GoM to discuss Goa mining issue on Oct 13: Dhavalikar

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The Union government's Group of Ministers would meet on October 13 to discuss the current crisis in Goa's industry, state said Monday.

The coastal state's industry came to a halt in March this year after the Supreme Court, in an order in February, quashed 88 leases and banned the extraction of iron ore.

The Centre's Group of Ministers (GoM) comprises Union for Shipping Nitin Gadkari, for Mines Narendra Singh Tomar and Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Monday said that the GoM will discuss ways to resume in as its closure had resulted in huge losses to the state.

The minister said that the will find a solution to the crisis by amending the existing mining law during the Parliamentary session to be summoned in November.

"The amendment will give new life to the mining leases and it will result in the industry's resumption," said.

Earlier last month, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had submitted a proposal to the GoM urging its intervention to restart mining in the state.

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 19:45 IST