Margao: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the Centre will look at "judicial solutions" for Goa's mining sector which has come to a standstill since March 2018 after the Supreme Court quashed mining leases and banned iron ore extraction.
Goa mining : Centre looking at ‘judicial solutions’
PM Modi was addressing the BJP's booth-level workers here, part of the South Goa Lok Sabha seat, through video-conferencing. He said he was aware of the mining crisis in the state and the adverse affect it had on those dependent on it.
The Centre and the state state government, as well as MPs, are working towards it," he told the gathering, adding that experts were also being spoken to in this regard. "We want to save the livelihood of the poor. I am also monitoring social media.
I would like to say that the crisis was due to the SC judgement. We will try to find a way out because it (mining) is an important element in Goa's economy," the prime minister added.