Answer to Goa mining woes after BJP returns to energy: Suresh Prabhu
Addressing a press convention right here, Prabhu mentioned the the central authorities is anxious concerning the mining business within the state, contemplating the social price incurred since its closure.
The Supreme Court docket in February final yr had quashed 88 mining leases, bringing your entire business, a key supply of livelihood for individuals and of income for the federal government, to a halt.
Practically two lakh individuals depending on mining exercise had been rendered jobless.
The Goa Mining Peoples Entrance, an organisation of mining dependents, has been agitating looking for resumption of operations in the important thing business.
“We’ll attempt to resume (operations) within the mining business as quickly as doable as soon as we’re voted to energy,” Prabhu mentioned.
The minister mentioned he was effectively conscious concerning the issues being confronted by mining-dependent individuals.
“The brand new authorities will work in direction of discovering an answer to the mining challenge, contemplating the social price hooked up to its closure,” Prabhu mentioned.
The answer might be authorized, administrative or legislative, the minister mentioned.
Prabhu mentioned he had been carefully following up the matter with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar when he was alive.
“You’ll not imagine what number of occasions, I had mentioned the matter with Parrikar,” he mentioned.