Mining activity in the coastal state came to a halt on March 16 this year following a ban imposed by the Supreme Court.
Gadkari also hinted at approaching the apex court on the matter.
He is on a two-day visit to Goa to attend a meeting of Highways department officials to review the ongoing works across the country.
Taking a jibe at opponents of mining, Gadkari said, "....No philosophy can be taught to any individual if economy itself is finished".
"We have to find a way out for this (mining) problem. The solution has to be a balanced one between the protection of jobs and conservation of environment," he said.
Meanwhile, BJP MLA Nilesh Cabral, who was part of a Goa delegation that had met Gadkari in Delhi, said the state government might file an intervention application in the supreme court with a plea to allow mining till 2020.
Cabral, however, ruled out the possibility of the government filing a review petition in the top court against the mining ban.
"There won't be any review plea before the SC. We have to work out a strategy taking the supreme court into confidence," he said.
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