Goa mining firms told to give details of daily operations

PTI Panaji | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on April 18, 2012

The Mines and Geology Department in Goa has issued orders to mining firms in the State to provide details of their daily operations, thereby making it easy for the Government to keep a tab on exports.

The newly-appointed director of the Mines and Geology Department, Mr Prasanna Acharya, has asked the mining lease holders to submit daily reports about the transportation of iron ore from the mining sites.

According to the order, the mines will have to provide details including the number of trucks ferrying the iron ore on a daily basis and information about ships and their carriage capacity, among other things.

The department has also directed the mining firms to submit information about royalty challan payments so that the records available at the ports could be tallied.

Mr Acharya has said steps were being taken to streamline matters concerning mining, transportation and storage of ore.

In a different order, the department has asked mining firms to have only one exit for all the trucks ferrying ore from the extraction sites to the riverfront jetties so that keeping a tab on the transportation would be easy.

According to the order, the mining lease holders will also have to submit all the documents pertaining to the leases.

The mining leases, signed during the Portuguese regime, are in Portuguese language and Mr Acharya has asked these firms to get them translated into English before submission to the State Government.

To check whether the mining leases have not gone beyond their designated geographical limits, they have also been asked to submit their survey number and also the Global Positioning Survey (GPS) coordinates.

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Published on April 18, 2012
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