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What solution does Goa govt have to resolve mining crisis?

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The in today asked the BJP-led what solution does it have to resolve the crisis in the industry.

The government's failure to come up with a solution to the crisis indicates that the has collapsed, it claimed.

The five-decade-old industry, a key revenue earner for Goa, is facing a crisis after the order of ban on iron ore extraction in the state in March this year.

The people dependent on the industry have been protesting across the state, demanding resumption of the iron ore extraction activity.

"The people of want to know the solution that the proposes in order to resolve the issue," said addressing a press conference here.

"The government's failure to come up with a comprehensive solution to the mining issue indicates that the has collapsed," he said.

Also, the failure of the central government to find a solution is a reflection of its "non-serious approach" on the issue of resumption of in Goa, he said.

Naik claimed there was a complete breakdown of governance in the state with the cabinet advisory committee, formed by to take decisions in his absence, being a "bundle of contradictions".

He said the advisory committee's members - Sudin Dhavalikar (of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party) and Vijai Sardesai (of the Goa Forward Party) - were speaking in different tones on the mining issue.

The third member of the panel, (of the BJP), preferred travelling abroad on long leave, he quipped.

Before leaving for the US for a medical treatment, Parrikar had in March formed the cabinet advisory committee to guide the on governance and other issues, in his absence.

The MGP and the are allies of the ruling BJP in the coastal state.

BJP MLA had yesterday said the state government might file an intervention application in the with a plea to allow mining till 2020.

Naik said this has exposed the government's indecisiveness on the issue.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 16:50 IST