After meetings in Delhi, CM raises mining revival hopes

Two more meetings in Delhi this week; Shah very much positive about helping Goa, says Chief Minister

THE GOAN NETWORK | NOVEMBER 30, 2020, 12:47 AM IST

PANAJI
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Sunday raised hopes of iron ore mining restarting in Goa after he and Advocate General Devidas Pangam meet with Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta in Delhi on Saturday. 

Speaking to reporters on arrival from Delhi at the Dabolim airport, Sawant said the legislative as well as judicial cure is under the Centre's consideration. 

Sawant further said, the issue discussed threadbare with Shah, Mehta and other union ministers. 

“Amit Shah is very much positive about helping Goa regarding mining. Two more meetings will be held in Delhi this week,” he added. 

The matter of resuming iron ore mining is before the Supreme Court with the State government having moved a review petition and mining companies also filing petitions challenging the law on abolition of erstwhile, Portuguese era 'mining concessions'. 

Sawant said the State government's review petition in the Supreme Court of India will also continue to be pursued. 

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