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Goa: GMPF asks BJP to expedite process to resume mining

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

An organisation of dependents in has asked BJP leaders to expedite the process of amending laws so that the sector can resume in the coastal state.

The People's Front has been demanding that the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Bill, 1957 be amended so that can resume in

The sector had come to a standstill in March this year after the quashed 88 mining leases and banned the extraction of fresh iron ore.

The Friday met and asked the ruling party to ensure that the amendment is passed quickly in Parliament.

told that a minor amendment to the MMDR Act would help mining leases in Goa get an extension till 2037.

Sawant reportedly assured the delegation that his party would do its best to ensure mining resumes in the state.

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 19:15 IST