Monthly Archives: March 2018

Meghalaya seeks exemption from coal mining law

  The Meghalaya cabinet on Friday decided to urge the central government to exempt the state from the purview of the Coal Mines (Nationalisation) Act, 1973, following the National Green Tribunal’s ban on rat-hole coal mining in the state. “The … Continue reading

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Nagaland’s estimated coal reserve at 410 million tonnes

Nagaland has a total estimated coal resource of 410 million tonnes (MT). This information was made available in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on March 7 last. The data provided is as per “The inventory of … Continue reading

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Conrad Gets On With Job To Resolve Coal Ban Issue

Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma has been asked by the Union Coal Minister, Piyush Goyal to come to Delhi where the issue of ban on coal mining can be discussed and a solution can be found out Talking to newsmen … Continue reading

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Congress suffers major setback in coal mining hub Jaintia Hills

In the run-up to the 2018 Assembly polls, people in the Jaintia Hills blamed the Congress for not doing enough to fight the ban and allow mining to resume in the state. As a pre-condition to restart mining in the … Continue reading

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