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How Goa’s illegal ore miners are in league with CM Kamat

Headlining on FirstPost today:

How Goa’s illegal ore miners are in league with CM Kamat

A Goa minister buys  two lakh square metres of land in a village and starts threatening neighbours to part with theirs. He wants to mine ore. An MLA starts digging his own agricultural land for ore. Before he is slapped a fine for illegal mining, he has already dispatched over Rs 4 crore worth of ore – and he is fined Rs 1.72 crore. Several mining leases have expired, but digging continues unabated even as Chief Minister Digambar Kamat sits on the files.

How is Kamat complicit in the various illegal mining scams in his state? Are these sins of omission or commission? And what is the scale of these scams?

Read the article here. This is not information you will find in the local press.

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