PIL in SC to restrain resumption of mining in Goa

PIL in SC to restrain resumption of mining in Goa

A petition was filed on Wednesday in the Supreme Court to restrain the resumption of iron and manganese ore mining in Goa amid a judicial commission estimating a loss of Rs 35,000 crore to the exchequer due to illegal mining there since 2000.

The Public Interest Litigation ( PIL) petition filed by the NGO, Goa Foundation, also sought setting up of a special probe agency to investigate the massive loss to the state, the illegalities committed in mining activities and the connivance of public servants in abetting the same.

The NGO, filing the petition through advocate Prashant Bhushan, referred to the report of Justice ( Retd) MB Shah Commission and alleged that " iron ore worth Rs 35,000 crore was plundered by the mining companies, committing theft of government property."  Read more

Source HERALD news