Panaji: The Mines and Geology Department in Goa has issued orders to the mining firms in the state to provide details of their daily operations, thereby making it easy for the government to keep a tab on the exports.

The newly-appointed director of the Mines and Geology Department, Prasanna Acharya has asked the mining lease holders to submit daily reports about the transportation of iron ore from the mining sites.

As per the order, the mines will have to provide details like the number of trucks ferrying the iron ore on a daily basis, information about ships and their carriage capacity, among other things.

The department has also directed the mining firms to submit information about the royalty challan payments, so that the records available at the ports could be tallied.

Acharya has said that steps are being taken to streamline the matters concerning mining, transportation and storage of ore.

In a different order, the department has asked the mining firms to keep only one exit for all the trucks ferrying ore from the extraction sites to the riverfront jetties, so that keeping a tab on the transportation would be easy.

According to the order, the mining lease holders will also have to submit all the documents pertaining to the leases.

The mining leases, signed during the Portuguese regime, are in Portuguese language and Acharya has asked this firm to get them translated into English before submission to the state government.

To check whether the mining leases have not gone beyond their designated geographical limits, they have also been asked to submit their survey number and also the Global Positioning Survey (GPS) coordinates the order, which was issued on Monday, has set a deadline of 15 days time for the lease holders to submit his document to the state government.

The Manohar Parrikar government has put a regulatory mechanism on the mining leases, which had become a hub for illegal trade over the years.

The state government says that it has decided that the ore leaving the lease area should be accounted for and not a single gram of ore would be allowed to be extracted illegally.

Goa is the largest exporter of iron ore in the country. The state had witnessed massive illegal mining scam, which was estimated between Rs 1,200 crore to Rs 10,000 crore.