Meghalaya CM Sangma meets Goyal, discusses coal mining ban issue

Meghalaya CM Sangma meets Goyal, discusses coal mining ban issue

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma today met Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal in New Delhi and discussed the coal mining ban that has hit the northeastern state hard for the past four years.

Goyal assured that he would look into the grievance of the coal miners, the Chief Minister’s Office said in a statement here.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) had banned mining of coal in Meghalaya in 2014 after it received petitions on rampant violation of environment norms and utter disregard for safety measures by miners.

The Union minister has assured finding an early solution to the problem, Sangma was quoted as saying in the statement. Read More

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