A goat can cost you: Coal India stops work as locals spar over animal death


A goat can cost you: Coal India stops work as locals spar over animal death

Protests by locals in eastern India over a trespassing goat killed in an accident halted operations and cost Coal India unit Mahanadi Coalfield Ltd (MCL) 26.8 million rupees ($377,000), a spokesman said on Tuesday.

“It’s surprising, but true. A goat can also cost you,” MCL spokesman Dikken Mehra’s statement read.

Coal transportation at Talcher coalfields, one of India’s biggest, came to a halt after locals from a nearby village protested against the killing of a goat in an accident in a prohibited mining zone.

Operations were halted for three-and-a-half-hours, and resumed only after police intervened, Mehra said. Coal India has lodged a complaint at the local police station against the protesters.Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.