Will Goa’s big step to restart scam-hit mining sector work?

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Late last week, the Goa government took a noteworthy step that has the potential to bring about a fundamental shift in direction for mining in the coastal state. Despite being historically dominated by private firms, many of which got their leases during the Portuguese rule in the last century, mining in the state could now be dominated by a public sector undertaking, or PSU, that is …


Akshay Deshmane

Akshay is an investigative reporter and former writer at The Morning Context. Based in Delhi, he writes about the environment, public policy and economy from the lens of the pulls and pressures of an ambitious democracy. Akshay uses the right to information extensively for reporting stories of vital public interest. Over the past decade and more, he has worked for HuffPost India, Frontline, The Economic Times, Down To Earth and DNA.