Conrad: Coal ban issue priority of MDA govt

Shillong, March 27: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma today assured the State Coordination Committee of Coal Owners and Mine Dealers Forum to study the current status on the NGT ban on coal mining in Meghalaya and the way forward.

The Chief Minister told the delegations that a body led by a Group of Minister (GoM), comprising Mining and Geology, Law, Environment and Home would be constitute to look into the whole issue.

“We will understand the issue and take feedback of all stakeholders and prepare a master plan as to how it can be taken forward,” Chief Minister said. Conrad also said, the issue of coal is a priority of our Government. We are going to look at environmental concerns as we take forward our discussion with the centre as well as with other concern authorities.

Conrad also said, the issue of coal is a priority of our Government. We are going to look at environmental concerns as we take forward our discussion with the centre as well as with other concern authorities.