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Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Pawaskar quotes CM, says mining will re-start in Nov

Story: The | Goan | 11th October 2018, 02:47 Hrs

PANAJI: Iron ore mining will in all probability re-start in November this year according to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, Sanvordem MLA, Dipak Pawaskar, said.
The MGP MLA who met Parrikar at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi, told the Goan that the Chief Minister is confident that the Centre will tweak the law once the Union Cabinet's Group of Ministers (GoM) on mining meets and decides on the issue on October 13.
Pawaskar, who said the Chief Minister is well has also given his nod to several pending proposals of the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation of which he (Pawaskar) is the chairman.
The Sanvordem MLA, whose entire constituency is the core of Goa's mining hinterland, said he also made a strong case for implementing the financial package for truck-owners who have lost business to which the Chief Minister has responded positively.
Meanwhile, the meeting with cabinet ministers Parrikar had initially planned to hold in Delhi on Wednesday has now been re-scheduled for Friday.
Sources in the ruling coalition said,some of cabinet ministers have already left for Delhi while the others will leave for the National capital on Thursday.
At the Friday meet, Parrikar is expected to discuss important pending issues, including allocation of some important portfolios held by him for better government functioning. He is also expected to hammer out a consensus and possibly endorsement among coalition partners for his political succession plan.
Parrkar has been confined to AIIMS for treatment of his serious pancreatic ailment since early September seriously crippling government functioning and leaving his ruling coalition tottering and vulnerable to criticism and attacks from the Opposition.