Directorate of Mines & Geology
Government of Goa

Minister's Message


It gives me great pleasure to launch the website of the Directorate of Mines & Geology, which contains exhaustive information about Mines and Minerals and the laws applicable to them. This website ( has been created in tune with this new age of information technology and should become a vital part of all economic activities related to mining.

Mining has been most important economic activity of this State for over half a century. Though Goa is a very small in area and can be compared to one district of other states it occupies a position of pride in the Iron Ore mining sector. Its iron ore production is to the tune of 20 million tones per annum which is around one fourth of country’s iron ore production. In the export field, Goa exports over 38 million tones of iron ore which is again around one third of the country’s total iron ore exports. Besides another 7.5 million tones of Karnataka iron ore is exported through Goa.

By clicking to the site you will find a host of information on mining economy and business besides a wealth of general information. Whether you represent an established enterprise or you are considering a new venture I am confident you will find plenty in our web site pages that will apply to your interest. I invite you to add our website to your browsers list and visit regularly to stay informed. We will definitely appreciate your comments, questions and suggestions.

Manohar Parrikar
Chief Minister