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Meghalaya High Court seeks report on coal usage by coke oven, ferro alloys plants

The Meghalaya High Court has sought a report on the source of coal used by the coke oven plants and ferroalloys plants operating in Meghalaya.

ByNNN/Shillong

Updated 8 Dec 2022, 3:53 pm

(Representational Image: Pexels)
(Representational Image: Pexels)

The Meghalaya High Court has sought a report on the source of coal used by the coke oven plants and ferroalloys plants operating in Meghalaya, after hearing a PIL pertaining to illegal coal mining in the state on Thursday.

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It said that according to the information furnished by the secretary to the state in the Mining and Geology Department, a large number of coke oven plants and ferroalloys plants are operating in the state but only a limited few have both consents to establish and consent to operate granted by the Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board.

Apart from the fact that several coke oven and ferroalloys plants are operational without due permission, the source of coal at these plants has neither been identified nor reported by the state.

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"This has to be immediately done and both the secretary in the Mining and Geology Department and the chief secretary will be responsible in such regard,” the court said in its order.

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pollutionmeghalaya high courtcoal miningcoke ovenferroalloys

NNN/Shillong

NNN/Shillong

Newmai News Network, Shillong, Meghalaya

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