Responding to a question from Congress member Reginaldo Lourenco, Parrikar told the Goa legislative assembly that he would write to the prime minister seeking his nod to auctioning of mining resources in the state.
Lourenco had asked the chief minister as to why mining leases, previously allotted by the Portuguese to key families friendly to the colonial power, were being continuously renewed.
"Why should a few families reap benefits of mining? The state government should auction mining leases because it is a national resource and thereby make more money," Lourenco contended.
--IANS (Posted on 11-10-2013)