Thursday 11 February 2016

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Economy | Mining

Pale farmers threaten not to allow Chowgule to start mining

After truckers stalled the work of Sesa Goa, now farmers are up in the arms against Chowgule, another mining firm, for not paying them compensation for the last four years. READ

Are BJP MLAs, Govt colluding with Sesa to transport ore illegally?

Goa’s truck owners have alleged that Sesa Goa has been illegally transporting the fresh iron ore in collusion with the government authorities and BJP legislators. READ

Mines Ministry asks Fin ministry to scrap export duty on Goa ore

The union mines ministry has sent a proposal to the union finance ministry to scrap the remaining 10% export duty on low-grade iron ore of Goa. READ

Miners should restore ecology, not royalty money: CSE

A green body today said the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) rules by Goa Directorate of Mines recently will not only fall "short" of realising its objectives but can also be "counterproductive". READ

Miner now compelled to pay part-royalty to develop mining belt

The Goa government has notified the District Mineral Foundation rules which make it mandatory for mine owners to pay one-third of their royalty payment for developing areas in the mining belt. READ

Goa Govt to plead with Centre for 0% export duty on iron ore

Goa government today said it will take up the issue of slashing export duty on iron ore to facilitate the exports with the Centre. READ

'Eat Dust: Mining and Greed in Goa' is one courageous book

When ethical and moral values are abandoned in favour of crass consumerism, immersion in total entertainment becomes the new normal. READ

Truck transport begins tomorrow; but strictly for e-auctioned ore!

After over a month, the mining trucks will start operating the iron ore of Sesa Goa from tomorrow, but only the e-auctioned ore. READ

Goa's miners approach Modi for export duty exemption

Mineral ore exporters body from Goa has approached the PMO seeking removal of export duty on iron ore, saying it will help in higher revenues of $750 million a year. READ

Striking truckers begin talks with Sesa, CM goes tough

Wheels of talks have started moving between the striking truck owners and Sesa Goa on the issue of transportation rates based on the formula suggested by the government. READ