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Protests Against Coal Mine in No-Go Area in Chhattisgarh Continue

Coal News - Published on Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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The New Indian Express reported that the villagers sitting on dharna at Udaipur block in Ambikapur district recalled how Rahul Gandhi visited them in June 2015 at Madanpur pledging his support to the people’s protest against the coal mines in the Hasdeo-Arand coalfield region but the Chhattisgarh government led by Congress now ignores their plea. Now it has been a month since hundreds of villagers have relentlessly held indefinite demonstrations seeking cancellation of land acquisition and environment clearances to projects on mining of coal blocks in Hasdeo Arand forested region where around 20 coal blocks have been identified in the coalfields.

The very biodiversity-rich Hasdeo-Arand coalfield region was declared No-Go area for mining in 2010 by Jairam Ramesh, then Union Minister for environment and forest.

Rahul Gandhi at Madanpur had affirmed that the Congress party is in favour development but the consent of villagers must be sought ahead of coal block allocation.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Wed, 13 Nov 2019
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