Addressing an event organised by Sesa Football Academy on Friday, Sawant said, "The state government would certainly ensure that the mining industry becomes operational once again."
"We are trying our level best to restart the mining industry in Goa. Since the time I have taken over as the chief minister, things are changing. You will see positive changes towards the resumption of mining industry within the next six months,"
Sawant, who represents Sankhalim Assembly constituency, which is predominantly a mining belt, has held a series of meetings with the officials of mining companies earlier this week.
The Goa government is also exploring the possibility of tapping the 300-odd leases not covered under the Supreme Court's 2018 ruling.
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