Environmental clearances

Mining concerns

Print edition : February 21, 2014

At Chendipada in Angul district of Odisha, a coal-laden truck leaving the mine area. Photo: lingaraj panda

The decision to allow the expansion of coal mines without environmental clearances and a public hearing illustrates the MoEF’s role as a facilitator for the mining industry rather than as a custodian of a valuable natural resource.
    This article is closed for comments.
    Please Email the Editor
    ×