Goa government lifts seasonal mining ban

Goa government lifts seasonal mining ban

The Goa government allowed the state mining industry to resume operations after a break of over three months owing to the monsoon. 

The operations are likely to pick up once again from the next month 

Director of Mines and Geology Prasanna Acharya issued a notification lifting the ban on the transportation of ore. 

"The transportation of the mineral by road in the interest of public safety was stopped during the monsoon season. And whereas the monsoon has almost rescinded, the ban stands withdrawn with immediate effect," the notification said. 

While Goa witnessed rains from June 15 onwards this year, the Directorate of Mines and Geology had imposed the ban on the transportation of iron ore from the beginning of that month. 
 


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