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About Friends of Coal (North East)

Since its establishment in 1985, Mahalaxmi Group has consistently achieved its goals and demonstrated its ability to expand its market share, achieve excellence in the sector it operates in and realize shareholder value. In the last 10 years alone, the company has gone through a tenfold increase, expanded its reach countrywide and introduced new products and innovations. Today, we remain devoted to the same principles and aspirations that pushed our success over the decades. Values rooted into our corporate culture include zero compromise on quality, persistent value for money for our clients, a strong commitment to augment value for our investors and to achieve new heights and prosper together. We are actively working to contribute our share in environment aid by fostering plantation and greenery so that the places we are involved in experience the least negative climate impact.

Meghalaya: Chief Minister justifies move to allow MMDC to mine coal in state

Amidst the hue the cry from coal miners and coal mines’ owners in the state over the NGT ban in coal mining and the subsequent petition of the state government to take over the coal mining business, Chief Minister Dr Mukul … Continue reading

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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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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 cabinet … Continue reading

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NGT Banned Only Illegal Coal Mining in Meghalaya: Mukul

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday claimed that the National Green Tribunal (NGT) “did not ban mining of coal but banned only illegal coal mining” in the state. Sangma maintained that coal could still be legally mined, with the … Continue reading

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CIL now set to prioritise coal supply to CPPs

Cement plants in the country were facing fuel crisis after petcoke was banned in three states for causing a high level of pollution. After meeting a spurt in the demand for coal from the power sector, Coal India is set to prioritise … Continue reading

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CIL looking to buy stakes in overseas coking coal mines

The government today said state-owned Coal India is hunting potential avenues for buying stakes in coking coal blocks overseas. In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said, “CIL (Coal India) is pursuing available opportunities for buying equity stakes … Continue reading

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Supreme Court allows use of petcoke by cement industry

The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the cement industry to use petroleum coke, a dirtier alternative to coal which had temporarily been banned as pollution levels shot up in Delhi last month. India is the world’s biggest consumer of petroleum … Continue reading

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