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Meghalaya not allowing coal mining – CM Mr Conrad Sangama

Coal News - Published on Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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The Shillong Times reported that Meghalaya’s Chief Minister Mr Conrad Sangma asserted that the state government is not allowing any illegal mining of coal or its transportation and also mulling framing stringent laws in this regard. Mr Sangma said that the government has set up committees in all the districts and they are conducting field visits in coal mining areas to keep an eye. Stating that a number of people have been arrested and cases registered, he said that the government is also looking to implement stringent laws to check illegal coal mining.

He said that under the existing laws, those who indulge in illegal coal mining are booked under CrPC and are allowed to go after taking paying a fine, but now the government is looking to make stringent laws to deter people from illegal mining of coal and its transportation. He said that the administration has limited manpower, but action is being taken as and when any case of illegal coal mining is detected.

The assertion comes close on the heels of the National Green Tribunal recommending adoption of an electronic system to regulate movement of trucks carrying illegally mined coal.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Thu, 18 Apr 2019
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