Question raised in Lok Sabha on Illegal Coal Mining in Forest Areas in Assam, 19/07/2019

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Illegal Coal Mining in Forest Areas in Assam, 19/07/2019. As per information received from State Government of Assam, Coal Mining has been going on by the Coal India Limited in Digboi Forest Division of Tinsukia District in Assam. Illegal coal mining in the form of rat-hole mining has been taking place since long in some of the Reserve Forests (RFs) and Proposed Reserve Forests (PRFs) of Digboi Division. The RFs and PRFs in which such rat-hole mining has been noticed over a period of more than 10 years are given.

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