Goa Mining Ban completes 4 Years with no solution in sight - GADGET-INNOVATIONS

Goa Mining Ban completes 4 Years with no solution in sight

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GMPF seeks immediate attention from the new Government



-   Strongly urges Newly elected MLA’s to collectively work towards resumption of Goa Mining on high priority



-    Emphasises on legislative cure as the most feasible route in present scenario to resume mining pointing out that previous state Govt. has already wasted 4 years with no concrete solution for this crisis.




As the Goa mining ban completes four years, the Goa Mining People’s Front (GMPF), which represents over 3 lakh mining dependents of the state, has appealed to the government at the Centre and the newly elected MLA’s in the state to facilitate immediate resumption of mining.  The Hon’ble Apex court judgement dated 7th February 2018 in Goa Mining case ordered closure of mining operation cancelling the second renewal of leases granted by Government of Goa, affecting the livelihoods of over 3 lakh mining dependents in the state with over 75000 employment in the state.



The state government under the leadership of Dr. Pramod Sawant has been promising resumption of mining activities since he took over the charge as Chief Minister of the state and has made umpteen attempts to convince the central leadership for a solution, but the attempt has not yielded any results. The central BJP leaders including India’s home minister Mr. Amit Shah has again  assured a solution within 6 months resolving the Goa mining stalemate during recent election campaigning.  



The GMPF now demands that the promise of a solution within six months be treated as an agenda to deliver and not just another election gimmick like in the past.  Now that the party has got a second term, GMPF has urged the government to immediately act in the matter as it has bearing on the livelihoods of 300,000 people.




The affected people have appealed to the central and state government to treat the Goa mining issue as imperative and provide relief in the matter. Goans have also urged for immediate resumption of mining activities in the state in the interest of the state economy. All mining activities in the state were suddenly stopped on March 15, 2018, following a Supreme Court order.



GMPF has urged the government to immediately act in the matter so that people can once again earn sustained income and plan a better future for their families. 






New Delhi, 15th March 2022