In its report submitted to the Union ministry of mines on Thursday, the commission led by justice (retd) MB Shah has reportedly observed that mining of natural resources continued unabated in several parts of the state, with state agencies turning a blind eye to the issue. It criticises the government for being ineffective and lax in taking measures against illegal mining.
Justice Shah said the report is confidential. “We have submitted a detailed report. I cannot disclose its contents,” he said.
“The report needs to be studied and the culprits must be booked,” said Laxmikant Parse-kar, president of BJP’s Goa unit.