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Friday, 5 October 2012

Mining operations suspended in Goa w.e.f 11.9.12

Updte 4.4.2018
After some miners knocked at SC doors, the Court has now allowed them to transport royalty paid extracted ore lying at the jetty, barges, ports etc

Update 7.3.2018
Supreme Court once again stopped Mining effective 16.3.18 .  SC quashed 88 mining leases granted by the Goa government for violating procedure and ordered that fresh licences be granted through a bidding process
However, transportation of Iron ore continued which was later on stopped by High court effetive 27.3.18
Pic Loaded barges seen stranded at MPT Bay etc 1.4.18 (Since 27.3.18)
Each barge carries around 2000-2300 tonnes of Iron ore according to BOA president.
Trucks may carry 10-12 tons each

Mining ban protest in the capital city on 19.3.18


Over 100 pics here

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Mining in Goa  was temporarily suspended w.e.f. 11.9.2012, the suspension order now been revoked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





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