Firewood to replace coal in all brick fieldsIMPHAL | Nov 7
With an objective to control deforestation, the state government has decided to replace firewood with coal in all the brick fields which are currently functioning in state.
The resolution was taken in a cabinet meeting held yesterday with chief minister, N. Biren in the chair at CM secretariat.
During the meeting various agendas were also discussed in which some were approved and few others were cancelled due to absence of concerned ministers.
The cabinet had taken the decision of replacing firewood by coal in the all brick fields to control large scale cutting down of trees from forest which gives lot of negative impact in environment.
A reliable source informed that as a first step of its resolution, the authority concerned decided to serve notice to all 98 brick fields within three months.
“To operate these brick fields with coal, the state government got an approval of providing 7 lakh metric tonne coal to state from different companies. West Bengal Coal Fields Limited has assured of providing 3.95 lakh metric tonne coal in a year and Dhanbad based company Bharat Coking Coal Limited has also guaranteed of providing 0.05 metric tonne annually. Along with this, North Eastern Coal Field, Margherita, Assam too has given assurance of supplying 2.20 lakh metric tonne coal per year to the state,” the source added.
To fill up the required vacant post lying in various departments, the cabinet also approved for recruitment of 70 posts of Manipur Civil Service, Manipur Police Service and Manipur Finance service through Manipur Public Service Commission, and a notification will be released soon in this regard.
Among various agendas, the cabinet also has decided to handover the case of the mysterious death of Pravesh Chanam to the Central Bureau of Investigation.
They also resolved to appoint one additional chief engineer each for rural and urban in public health engineering department.
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