The CEC set up the Supreme Court submitted this interim report on its investigation into illegal mining by various entities in Goa. It includes details about the loss to the environment and the economy by way of illegal mining.

PANJIM: The Directorate of Mines and Geology will begin issuing notices, from next week, to all the 40 mining leases, whose delay in converting from concessions to leases was condoned by former Congress-led government.

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has already announced cancellation of all these 40 mining leases, granted illegally by the previous government. Director of Mines Prasanna Acharya said that the notices would be issued on case-to-case basis to all the 40 mines. “They will be issued by next week,” he said.