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Mining dependents demand 25k from State government before Ganesh Chaturthi

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Panaji: Goa Mining People’s Front   Goa today warned to hold protests in the National Capital if the industry does not resume by the end of September.

GMPF  has also demanded that State government should pay Rs 25,000 each to the people who have been rendered jobless or lost his livelihood due to closure of the mining industry.

“We our demand is very specific. We expect State government to pay Rs 25,000 each to the person who have lost his job or livelihood due to closure of mining industry. the money should be paid before Ganesh Chaturthi festival,” GMPF President Puti Gaonkar told a press conference here.

Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most important Hindu festival in the State which is scheduled in the second week of September.

Gaonkar said that the State government should continue paying Rs 25,000 to each of them every month till mining resumes.

The GMPF has also decided to hold protests at Jantar Mantar in Delhi during the last week of September, if Central government fails to provide solution for the crisis impending on this industry.

Gaonkar said that they will be holding demonstrations in Delhi pressing for the resumption of mining. “We can’t wait endless for the Central government to intervene in the matter. It is a matter about livelihood of at least three lakh people in the State,” he said.

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