Goa Mineral Policy, 2013
The Goa Mineral Policy 2013 made it clear that there would be no more diversion of forest land for mining. The policy lists out steps-regulatory and developmental-to ensure zero tolerance to illegal mining of any kind in the state. The Goa mineral policy 2013 envisages promotion of tourism in the mining belt of the state to create employment opportunities for the people. The policy states that mining related to tourism would be promoted with a view to create awareness, educate the masses and provide employment opportunities to the local people.