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Sawant stalled auction of mining leases holders

GOA: Goa Foundation has filed a complaint before Prime minister Narendra Modi against chief minister Pramod Sawanth for failing to recover over Rs 3,431 crore from several former mining lease holders.
In a letter to the Prime Minister’s Office, director of Goa Foundation Claude Alvares stated that the department of mines and geology (DMG) issued several show cause demand notices to former mining lease holders for recovery of various sums as per the report prepared by the team of chartered accountants that was submitted in 2016.

“The team was set up by former  chief minister Manohar Parrikar to calculate the dues for carrying out excessive extraction of mining ore in violation of environment norms. The amount to be recovered is Rs 1,508 crore,” states the complaint.

The News 24 Goa