Natural Resources

Mines of scam

Print edition : September 19, 2014

Workers loading coal onto a truck at Dhanbad Coal Mines. A file photograph. Photo: Manob Chowdhury

At an open pit coal mine in the Bestacolla Colliery in Jharia, Jharkhand. Photo: Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

The Supreme Court's ruling declaring coal allocations between 1993 and 2009 illegal has been widely welcomed by activists.. Photo: RAMESH SHARMA

The Supreme Court’s landmark judgment on coal mines has led to the demand for the withdrawal of illegal allocations to private companies. It is pointed out that they have already made huge profits from their initial investment in the blocks.
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