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Ministry weakens protections against coal mine expansion

Work in progress in coal mines in Jharsuguda (Image Source: Makarand Purohit) Ministry weakens protections against mine expansion using coal shortage excuse Coal mines with existing environmental clearances to increase their production by 40 percent can now hike production by up to 50 percent – without a fresh environmental impact assessment or public consultation . The Union environment ministry has permitted this through an office memorandum dated May 7 and used the excuse of “huge pressure” on domestic coal supply , after being requested by the Union coal ministry. Coal mining in India is restricted by various rules and […]

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