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Parrikar meets PM, discusses mining, other issues

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar met today in and briefed him about the current crisis in the industry and other issues related to the state.

This was Parrikar's first visit to after returning from the US, where he underwent treatment for nearly three months for a pancreatic ailment.

Parrikar (62) returned to the state in June.

"Called on the Shri @narendramodi ji in and briefed him on the issue and other development works in the State of Goa," Parrikar tweeted immediately after meeting the PM.

The CM was accompanied by and North MP Shripad Naik, member and South Member of Parliament

The state's industry has been shut since March 16 this year after the Supreme Court, in an order in February, cancelled 88 leases and banned extraction of fresh iron ore.

To solve the crisis, the on August 3 passed a resolution urging the Centre to suitably amend the Goa, Daman and Diu Mining Concessions (Abolition and Declaration as Mining Leases) Act, to allow mining leases in the state to be operational till 2037.

The resolution also wanted the to amend the Mines and Minerals (Regulation and Development) Act in order to give mining leases in Goa a 50-year tenure of operation.

The mining sector is a key source of revenue for the and thousands of people are dependent on it for their livelihood.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 20:00 IST