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Sesa toughens stand, says will stick to govt-approved rates

14th November 2017, 02:12 Hrs

the goan I network
PANAJI
Sesa Goa, which is facing the heat from agitating truck owners who want a higher rate for transporting ore, has issued a statement saying that they will be operating only by the government approved rate.
"The government has fixed the transportation rates at `12.50 per tonne per km for distances up to 10km, Rs 12 per tonne per km for distances between 11 and 20 km, and `11.50 per tonne per km for distances above 20 km and we are completely aligned to it," an unnamed official of the organisation said in a statement to the media.
The company, which has been unable to start transport of ore from its mines to its steel plant has said that they are committed to begin mining with the support of all stakeholders of the industry.
"The organization is following the directives as given by the State authorities for transporting ore and is not taking an independent decision as stated in the media," the statement has said.

Police withdrawn from Vedanta site
PONDA: The Dharbandora deputy collector on Monday afternoon withdrew police protection to Vedanta Sesa Mines at Codli, after the company submitted a letter stating it was not in a position to transport ore.
The decision was taken after a large number of agitating trucker operators had gathered on the main road in front of Vedanta company.
Speaking to The Goan, Deputy Collector Agnelo Fernandes said the police force deployed to protect the Vedanta was withdrawn, after receiving letter from Vedanta.
"According to Vedanta, they are not in a position to transport ore and they will intimate us if they wish to resume it," he said.
DySP Sammy Tavares, Curchorem PI Ravindra Desai and about 220 police personnel were present at the site.
Speaking to The Goan, Vedanta's operational manager Joseph Coelo confirmed that they have asked to withdraw the police force as they were not transporting ore.

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