Moratorium on new mining proposals in Goa

Moratorium on new mining proposals in Goa

New Delhi: The ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has placed a moratorium on any new mining proposals in Goa, till the mineral policy for the state is finalized.

In the letter to the chief minister of Goa, Jairam Ramesh, minister of state of MoEF said that a comprehensive environmental assessment of all mining activity in the state that have been permitted in the past few years, needs to be done. Ramesh said that the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur, maybe asked to conduct this study.

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