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Government Taking Steps to Curb Illegal Coal Mining in Assam

Coal News - Published on Tue, 03 Dec 2019

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Assam government’s Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mr Chandra Mohan Patowary informed state assembly illegal coal mining and its transportation have been going on in Assam and the state government is taking action to prevent such activities but said that there is no coal syndicate operating at present. The minister said "Incidents of illegal mining and transportation of coal are taking place and the government is aware of it. The government has not shown any leniency in taking action as per the law and has always been strict against persons involved in such crimes.”

He said “Currently, the cases of illegal coal mining and its transportation are being investigated by CID wing of the Assam Police.”

From January 2016 to October 2019, a total of 254 cases of illegal coal transportation have been registered and 422 persons were arrested, while 665 coal-laden vehicles were seized in this period. On the other hand, the Office of the Transport Commissioner has intercepted a total of 10,793 trucks transporting coal for overloading across the state.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Tue, 03 Dec 2019
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