Govt sets ball rolling for mining corporation

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NT NETWORK

Panaji

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said  the  government has set the ball rolling for establishing the Goa Mining Corporation.

Sawant had announced  in the state budget for  2021-22 that Goa Mining Corporation would be set up for restarting  mining activities.

The budget was presented on March 24 in the state legislative assembly.

Iron ore mining activities came to a halt n Goa in March 2018 after the Supreme Court cancelled 88 mining lease renewals that had been  granted in 2015.

It is pertinent to note here that the government  has also decided to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd to carry out mapping of mineral resources in the state and identify potential mining sites.