Goa gives 159 mining firms one month to vacate leases

In a move that will revert over 90 per cent of Goa’s iron ore leases from mining companies and concessionaires, the state government on Monday directed 159 lease holders to vacate their leases within a month. A senior official said that following this, hardly 20 iron ore leases will continue to remain with leaseholders as their leases have not yet expired.