According to South Goa Truck Owners' Association President Prakash Raut Desai, the closure of mining leases in the state will hit the country's and Goa's economy.
BJP Goa unit chief Vinay Tendulkar and Union AYUSH minister Shripad Naik said that Union minister Nitin Gadkari, who will be on a two-day visit to Goa from on Monday, would try to find a solution to the problem.
This is so because there has been a 60 percent rise in the number of visitors to the coastal state during the rainy season last year, a Goa tourism official said.
Parrikar had left from Goa for Mumbai in the first week of March. He later went to USA for further treatment of a pancreatic ailment.
Goa's mining industry body has sought clarity from the government on the commencement of mining operations in the state, warning that failure to do so could amount "harsh decisions", including layoffs in the sector.
A section of leaders said that, in the remote chance of a change in leadership, the reins of the government would still be with the BJP and not its coalition partners.
BJP national general secretary (organisations) B L Santhosh chaired the meeting that was attended by the party legislators and office-bearers at its office in Panaji.
SC had last month quashed 88 mining leases in Goa and banned fresh extraction of ore from March 15 midnight on a petition filed by an NGO claiming that companies were carrying out mining in violation of various statutes.
"Time and again, I have spoken in the Assembly that we need to bring a legislation to stop the sale of agricultural and orchard land to non-Goans," Lobo said.
The Supreme Court in a recent judgment quashed 88 mining leases in the state and banned the extraction of fresh ore from March 15
Goa Chef Minister Manohar Parrikar said the BJP's victory in the North East is unprecedented.
Parrikar, who was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai for a pancreatic ailment since February 15, presented the Budget and also chaired a state Cabinet meeting upon his return.
The Goa Mineral Ore Exporters' Association (GMOEA) has written to state chief minister Manohar Parrikar stating that the abrupt stoppage of mining will also create risks of mounting loan defaults
Opposition Congress in Goa today wished speedy recovery to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who has been hospitalised in Mumbai.
Goa Foundation's director Claud Alvares said at a press conference that Parrikar, Parsekar and officials of the Mines and Geology Department were responsible for illegal renewal of mine leases.
CM Manohar Parrikar said the SC ruling does not have any financial implications on Goa as the revenue earned by the state from the mining industry is a small amount.
Parrikar also said that politicians needed to be careful while making statements, referring to his cabinet colleague, Vijai Sardesai, who had dubbed a section of domestic tourists visiting the coastal state as the "scum of the earth".
The Goa CM said there were a few villages in wildlife sanctuaries which were not covered under the general scheme of making Goa ODF.
A group of women, who have been following in the footsteps of Tamil Nadu-based real life 'pad man' Arunchalam Muruganathan, were thrilled to watch the story of their mentor being enacted on screen.
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar reaffirmed his government's resolve to tackle the drug menace in the coastal state even as he expressed concern over girls consuming liquor these days.
The stakeholders are closely monitoring the situation, with the mine owners already terming the development as negative for the industry.
These motorbikes will be equipped with medical facilities, including oxygen cylinders.
Mining in the state, known for its low-quality iron ore, will stop after March 15 and new licences will need to be given, the court said. Activists have been campaigning for a ban on iron ore mining in the state on environmental grounds.
Addressing a function organised by the NABARD, Parrikar said his government is ready to provide the "back up support" to banks if they draft a loan scheme for farmers.