New rules for mineral ore transportation come into force from August 15
The government of Goa has decided to tighten monitoring and surveillance of mining business in the state. It has framed a new set of rules and regulations for ore transportation, which will come into force from August 15. The director of mines and geology of Goa, Prasanna Acharya has circulated a letter to all mine operators in the state instructing them to strictly adhere to the rules and regulations for transportation of ores in the state.
“It is necessary to streamline the operations in the state ahead of beginning of mining operations post monsoon. This will help to ensure proper accounting of royalties and taxes to be recovered from mine operators and ore transporters,” said Acharya.
The department has also instructed barge owners involved in ore transportation to furnish all the details of their business before beginning mining operations, failing which, permits for ore transportation will be cancelled. The directorate has also written a letter to Goa Barge Transport Association that all the operators must be members of the Association and details of each barge must be submitted to the captain of ports at Goa. The barge owners must submit all the required documents along with their postal address, e-mail identity, telephone, fax and mobile numbers to the captain of ports before August 27.
The letter by the directorate has some instructions for mine lease holders and transporters.
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