Goa awaits NEERI report, SC ruling mining leases

The Goa government has started returning applications seeking new mining leases pending a report from National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) and also Supreme Court ruling. 

The Supreme Court, which is hearing a petition against illegal mining in Goa, has stopped mining operations in the coastal state. 

The government has asked Nagpur-based NEERI to assess impact of mining activities on environment.  State Mines and Geology Department, which received 1,144 applications has started the process of returning them, officials said.

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