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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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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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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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NGT TO DECIDE THE FATE OF COAL MINING IN MEGHALAYA TODAY

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) will finally pronounce its orders today on transportation of the extracted coal as well as reopening of coal mining in the state of Meghalaya after three days of hearing and deliberation on the … Continue reading

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Coal India to shut 37 mines this fiscal year

NEW DELHI: Coal India Ltd plans to shut 37 underground mines by the end of this fiscal year, two company officials said, despite unions’ plans to strike for three days this month if the decision is not withdrawn. The coal … Continue reading

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