DOOMDOOMA: Amidst the ongoing controversy in the wake of the approval for coal mining in Saleki PRF adjacent to Dehing-Patkai Elephant Reserve by the National Board of Wildlife (NBWL), North Eastern Coalfields (N.E.C.) Coal India Limited (C.I.L), Margherita suspended all its mining operations temporarily w.e.f June 3 following the approval by the competent authority.
Of course, in the office order (No. NEC/GM/2020/34-I Dated 03.06.2020) issued by the General Manager of NEC, CIL Margherita, no reason was stated for such temporary suspension of all mining operations of NEC, CIL, Margherita. However, in the same order it was stated that the liquidation of present coal stock would continue till the exhaustion of existing coal stock.