Govt to take steps to resume mining from October: Goa CM

  • PTI, Panaji
  • Updated: Aug 11, 2015 12:29 IST

Goa chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar has said the government will issue directions to mine operators in the state and will take all possible steps to restart mining from October.

"We will issue directions to the mine operators. If required, we will also issue orders to them to start mining," Parsekar told PTI on the sidelines of a function here.

"If Vedanta (Sesa Iron Ore) can start (mining), then why not others? I want all the mining leases to start," he said.

Sesa Iron Ore, the main subsidiary of Vedanta, formally started operations at its Codli mine yesterday after a gap of three years. The actual extraction of ore is expected to start only after monsoon.

Goa's mining industry had taken a hit following a ban by the Supreme Court in 2012, which was lifted in April last year.

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