NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the victims of the closure of all iron ore mines in Goa by the Supreme Court that he will try to find out some solution to help them. He, however, gave no time line for resolving their plight. The mines were shut down in March last year and the people affected have been repeatedly assured help by the state government but without a solution yet in sight.
During a 10-minute meeting with the representatives of the Goa Mining People”s Front (GMPF), along with all three BJP MPs and other party leaders from Goa, the PM expressed his concern over the victims’ plight, Goa BJP President Vinay Tendulkar, MP, said after the meeting. Our Bureau Union Ayush Minister Shripad Naik said the delegation also urged the Prime Minister to amend the MMDR Act (Mines and Minerals Development Regulation) Act to help restart mining in the state.