In exercise of the powers conferred by the section 23C of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 (Central Act 67 of 1957) and all other powers enabling it in this behalf, the Government of Goa hereby amends Goa (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Storage and Transportation of Minerals) Rules, 2013.

These are the guidelines released by the Goa government for installation of site-specific location of Mobile Base Station Tower (MBST) in the state. These are in compliance with the advisory guidelines issued by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Government of India, dated 1 st August 2013.

Goa is one of the foremost states to implement the Goa ground water Regulation Act, 2A02 (Goa Act 1 of 2002). Government has already notified the Ground Water Officers for North and South districts of Goa and also the Ground Water Cell under the chairmanship of Chief Engineer, WRD. Government of Goa has also made rules under the Act.

The Goa (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Storage and Transportation of Minerals) Rules, 2013 is hereby published for the general information of the Public. In exercise of the powers conferred by the Section 23 (c) of the Mines and Minerals

There would be no more diversion of forest land for mining according to Goa mineral policy 2013. It also envisages promotion of tourism in the mining belt of the state to create employment opportunities for the people.

This draft Goa Investment Policy 2013 aims to articulate the various initiatives being undertaken to make the state a preferred and aspirational investment destination.

An Act to provide for levy and collection of cess on the products and substances including hazardous substances, which upon their handling or consumption or utilization or combustion or movement or transportation causes pollution of the lithosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and other environmental resources of the State of Goa, under t

Read draft mining policy for Goa released by the state government. It states that the closure of mines has to be systematically planned and ecological balance will be restored including utilization of existing pits for water conservation and harvesting of crops.

This bill has been drafted by Goa Law Commission to prevent sale of agricultural land to non agriculturists. It proposes to conserve water bodies too and deals with the aspect of contract farming, co-operative farms and farming estates.

The state government has finally declared the 'Goa state forest policy - 2009' even as the green cover has shrunk drastically and is further threatened by mining and development activities. The policy seeks to blend the basic principles of the national forest policy ( NFP 1988) with the state's needs.