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Friday, 5 October 2012

Mining operations suspended in Goa w.e.f 11.9.12

Update: 14.9.15
Sesa Iron Ore, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Inc, opened its second mining lease in the State today at  Bicholim mining area.
Update: 10.8.15
A subsidiary of Vedanta, Sesa Goa resumes its mining operations in the state on 10th August 2015, after a gap of three years.
Chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar formally launched the mining operations at Sesa Goa's Codli mines, 100 kms away from the state capital - Panaji.
Though the mining resumption was announced on Monday, the actual extraction of ore will start only after the monsoon.
Update: 15.01.2015
Goa Govt lifts Mining ban as on date 15.1.15
Mining in Goa  was temporarily suspended w.e.f. 11.9.2012, the suspension order now been revoked

Update 21.4.14
Supreme Court lifts Mining Ban
Ore extraction Cap 20 million Tonnes per year
No Mining with 1 km of wildlike Sanctuaries, protected area.


Mining operations temporarily suspended w.e.f 11.9.12

Update: 17th Jan 2013
Some Barges movement (carrying mines) seen in the river today.


Mining temporarily resumed?

Mining in Goa temporarily suspended w.e.f. 11.9.2012


Update: 18th Dec. 2012

Pro-Mining, Massive rally in the City
Goa Mining Peoples Front (GMPF)
Rally in the city for immediate resumption of legal mining
18th Dec. 2012 Azad Maidan, Panjim 11.30pm

Some pics

Rally, Mahatma Gandhi Road
Opp Souza Paul / Govt. Printing Press


Azad Maidan

 on the dais


Christopher Fonseca

 Massive Crowd



Police on guard

BJP Sanguem MLa Subash Phaldesai


Drinking water bottles / cartons


More  videos etc


This is at Mayem, Bicholim.
We stopped on the road to take pics, security man came running to stop us
We told him, we are on the public road and no one can stop us..

Mining dumps, cover-ups etc
This is from the main road near Tivim

Other mining related pics





Video 1

Video 2

Video 3

Before mining suspension..
Pro-mining lobby - Rally ended up in Police  Lathi charge
November 22, 2011