All 22 working mining leases within the one km buffer zone of wildlife sanctuaries in the state will have to be shut down in a phased manner with a time-bound closure plan, as recommended by a comm

PANJIM: Directorate of Mines and Geology has refused to renew the mining lease of one Zacarias Antano located at Potrem village in Sanguem taluka after it was observed that the lease falls within t

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said it appeared from reports that rampant illegal iron ore mining in Goa was permitted in the vicinity of national parks and sanctuaries with bureaucracy a

Another five share common boundary with it

The Mines Department’s new list of 38 mining leases along the Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary that has been submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) shows that 12 leases are within the sanctuary and another five share a common boundary with it.

SANGUEM/PONDA: Continuing with its two-day visit to mining sites in the State, the Supreme Court’s three-member Central Empowered Committee (CEC) on Tuesday visited several mines in Dharbandora and Sanguem talukas of South Goa.

In the morning, the three-member CEC comprising P V Jaikrishnan, Mahendra Vyas and Siddharth Chowdhary, visited the Sesa Goa mines in Codli and Fomento mines at Kuddegall, both in Darbandora taluka, to ascertain the impact of mining operations in the two talukas and its effect on the environment.

Mines situated within this buffer zone should be closed in a phased manner, says Parrikar

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday the State government will not allow any new mining leases up to 2 km of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. The Chief Minister told presspersons on the sidelines of a function in the city on Monday: “Our view is that those mines situated between 100 metres to 1 km of the wildlife sanctuaries be closed in a phased manner over a period of 5 to 10 years.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) constituted by the Goa Legislative Assembly will now probe into the increasing illegal mining activities, carried out at the cost of forest cover in state’s iron

A mining firm alleged to be violating environmental norms near Netravali wildlife sanctuary told the state government today that they have been extracting the ore to the permitted capacity.
Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) was informed by M/s A X Poi Palondicar mining firm that they have not exceeded the capacity of manganese ore and they are extracting only that much quantity as permitt

Yet another case of illegal iron-ore mining in a wildlife sanctuary has come under the scanner in Goa.

State government has initiated inquiry into alleged mining operation near Netravali wildlife sanctuary, which has been going on despite Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) rejecting permission for the same.
National Board of Wildlife (NBWL) standing committee last month had directed Goa chief Wildlife Warden to stop a mine of M/s A X Poi Palondicar which is operating near Netravali Wildlife