Mining ban causes Rs 35 cr service tax loss in Goa

Tags: News
The ban on iron ore mining in Goa has hit the revenue collection by causing a loss of Rs 35 crore since September 2012, a senior official said today.

"The closure of mining activity since over a year has badly hit service tax collection," V P C Rao, Commissioner of Central Excise and Customs in Goa, told PTI.

The ban on iron ore mining by the Supreme Court had adversely impacted economic activities in Goa and also the collection of import and export duties.

Rao said a loss of Rs 35 crore has been reported since closure of the mining activity in September 2012.

Iron ore mining in the state is banned temporarily by the apex court after large-scale illegal mining was found after a probe by Justice M B Shah commission.

EDITORIAL OF THE DAY

  • Finalising the formula for fixing the fair market value of shares calls for a detailed debate

    Whenever there is a change of regime at the Centre, the new government has its tasks cut out for execution.

FC NEWSLETTER

Stay informed on our latest news!

TODAY'S COLUMNS

Roopen Roy

High CEO pay and the gaps it leaves

Unlike the UK, Norway took a remarkable decision with its ...

Zehra Naqvi

Watch your words, for they can kill

You must’ve heard the ph­rase ‘if looks could kill’. Ever ...

Dharmendra Khandal

Biodiversity day has come and gone. Yet again

Every year on May 22, world celebrates international biodiversity day. ...

INTERVIEWS

William D. Green

Chairman & CEO, Accenture