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12 November 2009

Ministry no to softer environmental norms [India]

Author: Padmaparna Ghosh, Mint [India]

The ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) rejected proposed amendments on relaxing environmental norms for industrial expansion and modernization...The proposals would have come as a breather for projects such as power plants, ports, special...

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4 August 2009

Local administration to clear forest projects [India]

Author: Padmaparna Ghosh, [India]

India’s environment ministry has said that all proposals to use forest land for industrial and other projects have to be cleared by the local administrative body concerned...The move will likely affect mining companies...This new requirement...

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10 February 2009

[Coal India response to Tehelka article

Author: Eastern Coalfields Limited / Coal India

One of the main issues raised in the article involves stabilization of ground by filling underground voids with sand. It must be appreciated that coal mining in Raniganj coalfield started over two centuries ago...[T]he Directorate General of Mines.....

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20 December 2008

India: Coal India allegedly failing to address dangerous subsidence

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20 December 2008

Reckless In Raniganj [India]

Author: Tusha Mittal, Tehelka [India]

Around the [Raniganj ]coalfields, there are deep gorges where the land has collapsed...Locals live in fear that someday, the entire town with its 35,000 plus population could cave in...Mining protocol demands underground cavities be filled with sand,...

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