After the end of the monsoon season, iron ore extraction activity has started in Goa but the pace has been slow.
Of the total 89 mines, only ten have started their operations, a senior Goa government official said today.
The current mining season, which started on November 1, has been slow paced due to poor prices for low grade ore in the international market coupled with several local issues, he said.
"Only ten mines out of the 89 which have got consent to operate under the Air and Water Pollution Control Act have started operations. Till date, 0.839 million tonnes of ore has been extracted by them," the official from the mines and geology department told
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