Probable solution to mining tangle before end of Monsoon session: CM
Reiterating that his government is committed on restarting mining activities in the state, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that he may announce a probable solution before the conclusion of the ongoing monsoon session of assembly.
Replying to the discussion on Governor’s address in the state legislative assembly, Sawant said that the follow-up meeting on mining matter would be held in New Delhi this week and two officials have already left for the national capital.
“We already held a detail meeting with the group of ministers headed by the Union Home Minister Amit Shah to find a solution to the mining tangle. I am unable to announce the solution right now as discussion is underway. I cannot say it would be by way of legislative or judicial, but definitely mining issue will be resolved soon,” he said.
The Chief Minister said that though actual mining operations would not start immediately, but other related activities would begin by month of October which will help mining workers get work and give business to mining trucks.
Sawant also informed that he has deputed two special legal officers in the directorate of mines and geology, adding that e-auction of iron ore dumped at various places would begin soon and auction of dumps will also take place once the policy is in place. The Chief Minister has also asked the directorate of mines and geology to carry out survey on how many workers are unemployed due to closure of mining operations.