Goa Govt proposes to announce financial package for affected people
Panaji, Jan 30 : Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said in the assembly that government has proposed to announce a rehabilitation package for people dependent on mining.
He was replying to a calling attention motion moved by MLA Pramod Sawant in the house on economic impact on people affected due to ban on mining including truck owners, machines owners, mining employees, barge owners and others that has led to financial distress and demonstrations by stakeholders.
The Chief Minister said the matter of mining in Goa is sub-judice before the Supreme Court. All the mining activity identified by the Justice Shah Commission has stopped, he informed.
He said the state government has sought to vacate the order passed on October five, 2012, against mining in Goa. After the approval of the cabinet, the same shall be filed in the Supreme Court, he said.
He said the state government has proposed to initially pay a monthly package of Rs 3,000 to Rs 6,000 to the labour/ mine workers affected due to ban on mining.
Mr Parrikar said the state was also drafting a proposal for a financial package from the central government. The state government will also take up the issue of starting legal mines in Goa both with the central government and Supreme Court, he added.
He appealed the members of all political parties to support the government on this issue.