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Mining policy to lift ban case-to-case, leases to same miners

The Goa government on Wednesday cleared the much-awaited mining policy promising lifting of the temporary suspension on mining operations in the state on case-wise basis and also ruling out auctioning of leases. READ

Goa to lift mining ban only after approving mining policy

Decision on withdrawal of suspension order on mining activity in Goa, which was imposed in September 2012, would be taken by the state Cabinet only after it approves the mining policy, Goa Chief Minister Manohar ... READ

Won't force banks for OTS to mining dependents: CM

A day after one of Goa's leading financial institutions refused one-time settlement (OTS) on loans given to mining dependents, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said the "state won't force any institution for OTS." READ

Mining policy to see face of cabinet on 30 Sept

Goa government's mining policy would be placed before the State cabinet on coming Tuesday, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said here. READ

Rs 315 Cr subsidy scheme to mining dependents starts rolling

Expediting the process of providing subsidy on loan granted to people dependent on mining in Goa, the state government has asked financial institutions, including nationalised banks, to submit the details of loan liabilities by September ... READ

SIT books Anil & Joaquim for illegal mining

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Goa Police has filed a case against former Congress minister Joaquim Alemao and mining magnet Anil Salgaocar for their alleged involvement in illegal mining in the state. READ

Green Tribunal issues warrant against Goa CS

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued a bailable warrant against the Goa Chief Secretary for not adhering to its order earlier this month and not presenting any reason thereof. READ

Mining dependents not happy with subsidy scheme on loans

A forum of mining dependent people in Goa has expressed dissatisfaction over the state government's recent scheme to subsidise their loans after they take a one-time settlement (OTS) from banks. READ

Mining policy likely to immediately allow mining of existing leases

Goa government's proposed mining policy will classify the existing leases in three different categories, depending on when they are allowed to resume iron ore extraction activity, a senior official said today. READ

Why allow looters to mine again, asks AAP

Why is the Goa government allowing the same mine owners to extract iron ore instead of recovering the loot of around Rs 35,000 crore, asks the Aam Aadmi Party. READ