COAL & MINES

Neither Centre nor state have right to mine coal in eco-sensitive zones: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that if an area falls under eco sensitive zone then neither the Centre nor the state government will have the right to mine it.

The remark was made by the top court which was hearing Jharkhand government’s pleas challenging the Centre’s decision to auction coal blocks for commercial mining.

The apex court court said prima facie Central government is entitled to auction the coal blocks in the state.

Source
ET Energy World
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