Only 13 out of 40 mines, which have been served the order to stop operations for failure to obtain forest or wildlife clearances, were actually in operation, while 27 are non working, according to information provided to Goa Foundation (GF) by mines department under RTI.

Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has submitted a list of 40 mines to GF, which are been directed to suspend operations till they produce approval of Chief Wildlife Warden and forest clearances.

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

The Digambar Kamat-led government appears determined to acquire land admeasuring 1.20 lakh square meters for the proposed multi-utility project despite stiff opposition from the villagers.
This became evident on Wednesday when the government ordered the South Goa district Collector to acquire the land in question.

The district authorities have finally set in motion the process to put in place a district traffic plan for South Goa.
District Magistrate G P Naik on Tuesday issued directions to Sub-Divisional Magistrate and representatives of various government agencies to suggest proposals to formulate a traffic policy for the entire district.

South Goa District Collector, G P Naik has sought a detailed report from the Tourism Department on the plan of action to lift away tar balls collected at various locations along Salcete

Revocation of environmental clearance to Careamol Iron Ore Mine at village Pirla, Taluk Quepem, District South Goa, Goa of Shri Jaisinh Maganlal.

Pointing out the adverse impact of mining on livelihood of locals and the ecology, the National Environment Appellate Authority (NEAA) has quashed the clearance given to the Careamol iron mine in South Goa.

South Goa district Magistrate, G P Naik has said the government has in principle approved a proposal to have a disaster management training centre in South Goa, even as a team of the National Disaster Response Force will be stationed in south district to meet all emergency situations in the state.


Bowing to the demands of the residents of Quepem, the South Goa district Magistrate, G P Naik has partially modified his order in respect of the timings of plying of mining trucks in the taluka.
Naik today issued directions that the mining trucks would now ply between 6 am to 4.30 pm till May 31 instead of 6 am to 6 pm.