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Goa mining: State BJP MPs, GMPF functionaries meet Amit Shah

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Shah Sunday met party MPs from and functionaries of an organisation fighting for dependents to find a solution for the resumption of the sector, a said.

The sector in came to a standstill in March last year after the quashed 88 leases and banned extraction of iron ore.

Lok Sabha MPs Shripad Naik and Narendra Sawaikar and and Goa People's met Shah in on Sunday, BJP functionaries said.

Sawaikar said the discussion with Shah was fruitful, adding that BJP leaders were continuously working to find a solution to the state's mining sector so that livelihood of people dependent on it was not affected.

Gaonkar, in a statement, said, "Shah assured that a solution to the shall be brought about soon by the "

The GPMF has been demanding that the Centre amend existing mining laws to provide a new lease of life to the industry, which employs around two lakh people.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 18:30 IST