PANAJI: Goa Foundation wants the digital global positioning survey (DGPS) of mining leases under the supervision of the Supreme Court.

NGO wants SC to direct own inquiry

PANAJI: The Goa Foundation, petitioner in the illegal mining case under way in the Supreme Court, has sought directions from the court to direct its own independent inquiry into the case, as recommended by the central empowered committee (CEC), as the state government lacks the capacity and equally the will and desire to carry out such inquiries on its own.

PANAJI: The state government on Friday proposed a buffer zone of up to 1 km around wildlife sanctuaries (WLS) and national parks (NP) in the state. It submitted details of its proposal of Ecologically Sensitive Zones (ESZ) to the Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF).

MARGAO: Comparing chief minister Manohar Parrikar to former Portuguese dictator Salazar, a forum called Goynche Niz Mogi demanded that Parrikar should also be prosecuted with the 151 individuals named in the Justice M B Shah Commission report.

PORVORIM: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar told the Goa legislative assembly on Tuesday that subject to laws, the government would like to auction the mining leases in Goa, considering that mineral resources are a public asset.

MARGAO: The lifting of the the ban on mining in Karnataka by the Supreme Court may have brought some comfort for the stakeholders in the mining industry in Goa (as reported by TOI in its April 19 edition). However, sharing their views with STOI, experts concurred that if the apex court applies the same principle and methodology to the Goa case, the prospects may not be bright for the mining industry.

PANAJI: Following the Supreme Court's (SC) order on mining in Karnataka and Orissa, the Congress party wants the government, opposition and stakeholders not to politicize the mining issue and work together to find an amicable solution to start legal mining in the state.

PANAJI: The Goa government in a rejoinder before the Supreme Court has stated that the attempts of NGO and petitioner Goa Foundation to paint a picture that it has attacked the CEC are completely misplaced, wrong, incorrect and irresponsible.

PANAJI: In a reply to the state government’s affidavit in on going mining case in the Supreme Court, petitioner NGO, Goa Foundation, has countered the state government on its assumptive claims to curb illegal mining and defended findings of justice M B Shah and Central Empowered Committee.

PANAJI: The state government has informed the Supreme Court that its ban on mining in Goa does not restrict the state from exporting ore mined outside Goa or from leases not mentioned in the Shah commission report.

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