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Mr Aditya Thackeray Pursues Exclusion of Marki Mangli II from Coal Block Auction

Coal News - Published on Thu, 13 Aug 2020

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Maharashtra’s Minister of Tourism and Environment Mr Aditya Thackeray has urged the Union Minister to drop the auction of Marki Mangli-II Coal Block as it could cause irreparable losses to the entire forest zone ecosystem and the wildlife that has been depending on it. Marki Mangli-II Coal Block falls in the corridor of TATR Tipeshwar wildlife sanctuary and also falls under the area of approved Tiger Conservation Plan of Tadoba. About 250 hectares of the proposed mining area, which account for almost 50% of this project, is on reserve forestland in the Mukutban range of Yavatmal district.

Mr Thackeray said "Our thriving tigers in the region will not only lose their natural habitat but would have to face massive level of disturbances due to the mining activity and increased presence of humans in the region."

Mr Thackeray also thanked the Union Minister for his intervention in the Bandar Coal Mine issue last month. He said that by dropping it from the auction list, an extremely sensitive eco-zone of tigers and invaluable biodiversity has been saved from destruction.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Thu, 13 Aug 2020
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