Panaji: The Justice M B Shah Commission on Saturday said it would submit its report on illegal mining in Goa in the next 45 days.
    
"The report on illegal iron ore extraction would be submitted to the Centre in the next 45 days," Shah said after a public hearing on the issue at Porvorim near here.
    
He said the report would be a public document placed before the Parliament in due course.
    
"The exercise (of preparing the report) would not be futile. There will be several recommendations that would be placed before the Parliament...The Supreme Court can intervene if a breach of fundamental or human rights is found," he said.
    
The Commission, set up the Centre, began its investigation into illegal mining in Goa this week.
    
According to unofficial figures, illegal iron ore trade could be worth anything between Rs 1,200 crore to Rs 10,000 crore.
    
Shah said high demand from China boosted the exports, which led to increase in illegal mining.
    
"We will recommend how to control these exports and the production of the ore," he said, adding ‘political patronage’ for illegal mining cannot be wiped out by recommendations of the Commission alone.
    
"Loss of royalty would be quantified in the report".
    
Maintaining that the state government was fully cooperating, he said, "If required, we would even call Mines Minister (Chief Minister Digambar Kamat holds the portfolio) to seek clarifications".

(Agencies)