Goa workers push prime minister for mining resumption

A delegation from the state of Goa met Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh and minister for mines Dinsha Patel in Parliament House earlier this week to push for a restart of mining in the state.

Paragraph entered by Atlantic migration, in order for SteelFirst articles to display correctly on Metal Bulletin.

Representatives of the Goa Workers Union and the Goa Mining People’s Front wanted to apprise the national authorities of the effects on workers and communities of the mining ban currently in force.

The Goa Workers Union is part of the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), the oldest trade union federation in India. The Goa Mining People’s Front represents people affected by the cessation of mining activity in the coastal state.

The delegation also included representatives of mining companies.

Mining in Goa was banned in October last year by the Supreme Court, after a petition was filed by environmental NGO, the Goa Foundation.

“The prime minister assured the delegation that his government is fully sympathetic towards the pain and suffering presently undergone by the mining dependants in Goa, and added that all efforts will be made by his government to ensure immediate resumption of mining operations in Goa,” the AITUC said in a statement on May 7.

It is estimated that more than 100,000 people have been affected by the mining ban.

What to read next
General Motors (GM) is investing $650 million to develop the Thacker Pass mine in Nevada, the largest known source of lithium in the US and the third largest in the world
Electrolysis processes developed by Boston Metal and Electra that eliminate the need for coal in steel production could be key to a net-zero emissions future for the metallics industry, attendees learned at Fastmarkets’ conference on January 17-19 in Dallas
Low supply, strong demand to spur scrap prices higher in Feb, market says
US deep-sea ferrous export prices from the East Coast to Turkey have plateaued, with a Turkish mill purchasing a cargo at prices stable from the last-reported sale
The current shortage of some higher purity grades of aluminium, such as P0610, and the robust demand for units should maintain the higher differential to prices for P1020-grade aluminium, market sources told Fastmarkets on Monday January 30
We use cookies to provide a personalized site experience.
By continuing to use & browse the site you agree to our Privacy Policy.
Proceed