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Posts published in “Day: January 12, 2019”

NGT panel asks M’laya Govt to create livelihood schemes for affected coal miners

HP NEWS SERVICE The National Green Tribunal (NGT) committee today directed the Meghalaya government to create livelihood schemes for alternative employment to people affected by the coal mining ban in the State since the ban on rat-hole coal mining was imposed on April 17, 2014. The NGT committee also sought details on the status of investigations conducted on around 1,200 cases registered against those who transported coal illegally in the State, and also to submit a report on 98 cases registered against illegal coal mining in East Jaintia Hills district. After a visit to the coal-rich Jaintia Hills on November…