Sunday, October 15, 2006

XLRI and ISM to Study Illegal Coal Mining

Financial Express (OCT 14):
The Indian School of Mines (ISM) and XLRI, Jamshedpur will jointly conduct a study to assess the problem of illegal mining in West Bengal and Jharkhand, that had led to accidents and deaths in the past.

The study would assess the number of illegal mines and total coal reserves and see whether it is possible to run them on a cooperative basis, Coal India Ltd chairman Partha S Bhattacharya said here on Friday.

As per the recommendations of a high-powered committee looking into illegal mining, headed by the Union minister of state for coal Dasari Narayana Rao, the two institutes would conduct the study, he said.... The two institutes would give their suggestions as to how the problem of illegal mining could be tackled.

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