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Goa CM meets PM Narendra Modi, minister Pralhad Joshi discusses mining

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Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital and discussed various issues including resumption of mining.

Sawant had left for New Delhi on Tuesday evening after his appointment with the PM was confirmed for Wednesday.

After meeting PM, Sawant tweeted “Called on Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji in New Delhi today. Had fruitful discussion on various matters including mining.”

The Chief minister said that he also met Union Mining minister Pralhad Joshi over the issue of resumption of mining.

In yet another tweet, Sawant said “Later, met the Union Minister of Mines Shri @JoshiPralhad ji along with the Secretary to discuss the mining matter at length. We are hopeful of a positive outcome in coming days.”

The mining industry in Goa has stopped since 2018 after Supreme Court quashed 88 iron ore extraction leases.

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