India’s state of Goa shuts all iron mines
All ninety iron ore mines in India’s holiday state of Goa have been temporarily closed, following a government-backed inquiry which concluded they were without environmental permits. The MB Shah Commission, which took five years to complete its investigation, concluded that illegal mining was spread over 500 hectares, “several hundred acres” of which was forest and government-owned land. The biggest iron ore producer in the state is London-listed Vedanta’s subsidiary, Sesa Goa.
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