The central ministries and the state government of Assam will meet to discuss restarting coal mining: CM. A tripartite meeting between the Union coal and environment ministries and the Assam government will be convenings next month to discuss the state’s coal mining restart, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday.
Following a meeting with executives of state-owned Coal India Limited (CIL) in Margherita, Tinsukia district, Sarma said. So, That restarting mining operation is complicate by problems like pollution, forest, and environmental clearances.
He addressed a variety of topics relating to the resumption of mining operations by the North Eastern Coalfields (NEC). According to an official statement.
The NEC, a subsidiary of the CIL, declared in June last year that it would suspend all mining operations in the state. Therefore, In response to demonstrations over the company’s activities within the Dehing Patkai forest.
According to a senior Geology and Mining Department official, all coal mines. Including opencast mines, have ceased operations as of mid-2020.
Sarma states after the discussion that a tripartite conference is to be convening next month in New Delhi. That is to make a final decision on restarting coal mining in Assam.
According to the statement, he said that all parties must work together to find a solution that allows mining to resume safely.
Sarma suggested that the CIL contribute to the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management. And Planning Authority (CAMPA), which promotes afforestation and regeneration activities.
The chief minister argued for a focused and scientific approach to coal mining. Stating that measures are to be made gradually to strike a balance between mining and forest preservation.
Sarma and stated that a way to resume economic activity in and around Margherita without endangering the environment would be discover.
“Steps must be made to ensure the economy, livelihood, and environment are sustain,” he said.
Additionally, the chief minister received memorandums on this subject from different organizations and stakeholders.