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State’s iron ore mining sector remained shut

GOA: Projecting a revenue loss of Rs 3,500 crore if the state’s iron ore mining sector remained shut for the third consecutive year, Goa Mining People’s Front (GMPF) has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to intervene and help restore the livelihood of those who depend on the industry. “Resumption is of utmost importance as the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic has deepened the wounds of Goans depending on the tourism industry ever since travel came to a halt across the world,” GMPF president Puti Gaonkar, said.

“If the highest judiciary does not take an urgent decision on the resumption of mining in the upcoming hearing on August 26, another year will go to waste. We are highly troubled by the continuous deferment of allotted hearing dates by the apex court without any conclusive decisions being reached,” Gaonkar said.

The News24 Goa