Panaji (Goa) The mining lease holders can now extract iron ore till March 15 so also can undertake transportation activities.
As per Supreme Court order the mining activities in Goa will come to standstill from March 16 onwards.
The Mines department in a fresh modified set of instructions issued today has allowed lease holders to continue their mining operations of extraction till March 15 under the supervision of Regional Controller of Mines, Indian Bureau of Mines, Margao.
As regards transportation of ore outside the Lease Hold area is concerned, the same shall is allowed till 7.00pm as transportation beyond 7.00 p.mis not allowed in the State of Goa.
“As regards mining machinery and other movable and immovable properties of Lease Holders are concerned the same shall be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of MMDR Act 1957 and Rules made thereunder hence earlier instructions stand modified,” the order stated.
The leaseholders are directed to abide by the mines safety measures beyond March 16 as issued by Directorate General of Mines Safety.