Coal Mining Talks On Track, Says CM

SHILLONG: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said on Wednesday his government has brought the issue of coal ban on track in the last six months.

Talking to media persons after taking oath as the South Tura MLA, Sangma said the ban “is basically an environmental issue but later so many issues, like ownership of coal, safety of miners and the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act came up”. Also, there was a wide communication gap between the state and the Centre, he added.
Sangma was reacting to Congress leader PT Sawkmie’s statement on Tuesday that the state government was delaying the solution to the impasse. Read more

Courtesy: The Shillong Times