The Meghalaya government has issued a modified order allowing transportation of coal in transit through the state, before a Supreme Court hearing on the issue, an official said on Saturday.
The order issued by Tining Dkhar, Commissioner and Secretary of Mining and Geology, allows transportation of coal that “originates outside the state of Meghalaya and being transported through the state for consumption by factories, general households or export”.
“We have allowed transportation of coal loaded from the sites and in transit before the order of the Supreme Court,” Dkhar told IANS.
The apex court on Tuesday banned the transportation of coal in Meghalaya till the next hearing fixed on February 19 for its failure to curb illegal mining in the state. Read More
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