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Supreme Court Refuses to Stop Commercial Coal Mining

Coal News - Published on Tue, 07 Jul 2020

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The Supreme Court refused to interfere for now with the Centre’s decision to auction Jharkhand coal blocks for commercial mining. It posted the matter for further hearing next week after senior counsel AM Singhvi, appearing for the Jharkhand government, informed the Bench that the state government has also filed a petition and that should be heard along with the writ petition.

The Jharkhand government had last week moved the apex court challenging the central government’s decision on the ground that the auction will not benefit the state and will rather result in loss in the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic. Besides, proper assessment on adverse impact on a huge tribal population and forests had not been done

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Tue, 07 Jul 2020
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