Mining

Turning over a new lease?

Print edition : September 19, 2014

Jetties and loading points have fallen slent after the suspension of mining in September 2012. Photo: Frederick Noronha

Goa denuded by mining. Some see the position taken by the State government in the wake of the August 13 High Court judgment as a return to square one. Photo: Frederick Noronha

The Goa government decides to renew 27 mining leases on the basis of a High Court order, but this contradicts the Supreme Court directive in April to governments to garner maximum returns in the commercial use of natural or national resources.

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