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Parrikar to fly to US on Aug 9 for health check-up: Official

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Chief Minister will be flying to the US on August 9 from for a medical check-up and is expected return by the end of this month, a said today.

Parrikar is scheduled to be in tomorrow and is expected to meet the Centre's Group of Ministers to place before it a resolution on passed in the Legislative Assembly on August 3, the from the said.

Parrikar (62) is suffering from a pancreatic ailment and had flown to the US on March 7 for treatment. He returned to the country on June 14.

The Legislative Assembly had, on August 3, passed a resolution urging the Centre to suitably amend the Goa, Daman and Diu Concessions (Abolition and Declaration as 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 state's mining sector has been shut since March 16 this year after the Supreme Court, in an order in February, cancelled 88 leases and banned the extraction of fresh ore.

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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 20:20 IST