Goa Foundation objects governor's letter to restart mining

09 May 2020 04:01 PM

Goa Foundation has objected to the Goa governor's letter to the Home Minister to restart mining in the State. Goa Foundation met governor and gave him representation saying his letter did not represent the interests of the people, mining workers and future generations of the State.

Goa Foundation said governor assured to examine the proposals made by the Foundation in relation to resumption of mining in the State.

Goa Foundation told governor that the Goa government on the one hand, it has filed a review petition against the order of the Supreme Court of February 2018.

On the other hand, it has addressed six letters to the Central Government to change the law.

These actions are contradictory to each other and will not result in any changes.

A legislative cure to extend the lease till 2037 will only benefit a handful of mining interests and their cronies and provide peanuts to the state economy.

If a Corporation is set up, all persons employed on the muster rolls of the former leaseholders can be recruited and given permanent jobs. 


Desk: Sameep Narvekar

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