With nothing coming from the central government for resumption of mining operations in Goa, the state government feels that a solution to Goa’s mining crisis should be found by the state itself.
This was told by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to his ministers during the cabinet meeting held on Monday at his private residence in Taleigao.
Speaking to media after the cabinet meeting, Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai said that he had raised the issue of mining, as people have been asking about solution to the mining tangle. “When I raised the mining issue during the cabinet meeting, the Chief Minister told us that since nothing is coming from the Centre, now the state government has to find out solution for resumption of mining operations,” Sardesai said.
The minister further said that the Chief Minister did not elaborate on what kind of solution is being worked out by the state government, but assured that it would come before the code of conduct for the Lok Sabha elections.
The state government was banking on the central government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party for finding out a solution for resumption of mining in the state, which has been stopped since March 16, 2018.
Interestingly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP national president Amit Shah besides MPs and other leaders have been assuring the mining dependants that the
Centre would find a solution and soon the
mining operations would begin.
Moreover, the BJP leaders have also begun talking about the auction route for mining, as they have apparently lost hope in the Modi government on the mining issue.