PM promises push to resume mining
Addressing the Vijay Sankalp rally organised as part of the Lok Sabha election campaign by the Goa unit of the Bhartiya Janata Party at the Shyama Prasad Mukharjee stadium in Bambolim, Modi said that he has examined the state mining issue, and is aware of the situation and concerns over livelihoods.
“Goa’s mining tangle has many aspects: firstly, the Supreme Court has been monitoring the matter and secondly the mining related laws are very old. Corruption in the mining sector during the Congress regime is also another issue,” Prime Minister explained, acknowledging that the livelihood of a large number of Goans has been dependent on the iron ore mining industry.
Modi assured that he will do the things as per the state’s wishes and will pull out all the stops to restart mining operations.