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
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