23 C
Panjim
Monday, January 25, 2021

Coal handling at MPT to be totally stopped in future: Pramod Sawant

Must read

विधितज्ञ प्राजक्ता शिंदे यांच्यासह भाजपा आणि अन्य पक्षातील कार्यकर्त्यांचा राष्ट्रवादीत प्रवेश राष्ट्रवादी जिल्हाध्यक्ष अमित सामंत यांच्या उपस्थितीत उपाध्यक्ष अनंत पिळणकर यांच्या नेतृत्वाखाली झाला...

  कणकवली - तालुक्यातील प्रसिद्ध तरुण विधितज्ञ प्राजक्ता शिंदे यांच्यासह भाजपा आणि अन्य पक्षातील कार्यकर्त्यांनी आज राष्ट्रवादी जिल्हाध्यक्ष अमित सामंत, प्रदेश संघटक काका कुडाळकर यांच्या...

Governor to address Goa Assembly session tomorrow

Porvorim: The four-day-long Goa Legislative Assembly session will begin from Monday, January 25, with Governor B S Koshyari to address the members on the...

Won’t allow Coal at Aldona Jetty: Kiran Kandolkar

Goa Forward working President Kiran Kandolkar said that “Chief Minister Pramod Sawant along with local MLA Glen Ticklo has hatched a plan to transport...

Goa Customs seizes Dubai-origin 2170 grams gold

  Panaji: The Air Customs officers of Goa have detained a domestic passenger at Dabolim airport and recovered foreign origin gold weighing 2170 grams having...
- Advertisement -

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday assured that the coal handling at Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) would be completely stopped in the days to come by replacing the commodity with other cargo.

Sawant said that it is not possible to immediately stop the coal handling at MPT as there are 2,500 families and 4,500 pensioners who were working at the port are dependent on this activity for their livelihood.

The Chief Minister, however, assured that the state government is planning to reduce the handling of coal by almost 50 per cent within a year.

The coastal state is witnessing protests over the expansion of National Highway linking Goa to Karnataka and also double tracking of South Western Railway line. The protestors allege that these projects are undertaken to help the coal handling companies to transport their cargo from MPT to their plants in Karnataka.

Sawant said that the state is working on replacing the coal with other cargo at MPT. “We can decrease dependence on coal at MPT if the mining resumes. There will be no space for coal at the port, if iron ore exports resume,” he said.

The chief minister said that the state government wants to completely stop the handling of coal but to start with it would be reduced by fifty percent in one year.

- Advertisement -

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest article

विधितज्ञ प्राजक्ता शिंदे यांच्यासह भाजपा आणि अन्य पक्षातील कार्यकर्त्यांचा राष्ट्रवादीत प्रवेश राष्ट्रवादी जिल्हाध्यक्ष अमित सामंत यांच्या उपस्थितीत उपाध्यक्ष अनंत पिळणकर यांच्या नेतृत्वाखाली झाला...

  कणकवली - तालुक्यातील प्रसिद्ध तरुण विधितज्ञ प्राजक्ता शिंदे यांच्यासह भाजपा आणि अन्य पक्षातील कार्यकर्त्यांनी आज राष्ट्रवादी जिल्हाध्यक्ष अमित सामंत, प्रदेश संघटक काका कुडाळकर यांच्या...

Governor to address Goa Assembly session tomorrow

Porvorim: The four-day-long Goa Legislative Assembly session will begin from Monday, January 25, with Governor B S Koshyari to address the members on the...

Won’t allow Coal at Aldona Jetty: Kiran Kandolkar

Goa Forward working President Kiran Kandolkar said that “Chief Minister Pramod Sawant along with local MLA Glen Ticklo has hatched a plan to transport...

Goa Customs seizes Dubai-origin 2170 grams gold

  Panaji: The Air Customs officers of Goa have detained a domestic passenger at Dabolim airport and recovered foreign origin gold weighing 2170 grams having...

Goa Forward to expose BJP Govt in assembly: Vijai

  Goa Forward Party Chief Vijai Sardesai has said that the Govt would be exposed by his party in combination with a united opposition in...