Panaji: South Goa Progressive Truck Owners Association (SGPTOA) in their petition to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today have demanded financial package for their survival.
The Association has said that with closer of mining activities their livelihood is affected as the iron ore transportation was the only source of living for them.
The SGPTOA members held their meeting on July 15 at Curchorem, wherein the problems faced by the members after closing down of the mining in the State were discussed.
“Government should ensure resumption of iron ore mining activities immediately as the majority of people in the State are dependent on mining, which is a major source of income. Mining dependent cannot survive without mining,” SGPTOA President Prakash Raut Desai in the memorandum.
“Mining activities were providing good source of income to the truck owners, which was the only source of livelihood. Hence, we request government to provide financial package for our survival,” Desai said.
The Association has demanded that the road tax paid for the current financial year be refunded to the truck owners, as due to closer of industry, their vehicles are off road. The Association has requested government that the One Time Settlement Scheme be extended for further period.