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Goyal assured that he would look into the grievance of the coal miners, the Chief Minister's Office said in a statement here.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) had banned mining of coal in Meghalaya in 2014 after it received petitions on rampant violation of environment norms and utter disregard for safety measures by miners.
"Coal mining is important for the state and the region. It is important that a balance is struck considering the fragile environment. We discussed on ways to initiate coal mining in the state. Sangma said.
Sangma said Goyal has given a positive response to the suggestions and ideas put forward by him and his cabinet colleagues.
Last week, the state cabinet had decided to pursue a resolution passed by the state Assembly to urge Centres intervention for resolving the ban on coal mining in the state.
In 2015, the Assembly had unanimously adopted a resolution to urge the Centre to invoke Para 12 A (b) of the Sixth Schedule through a Presidential notification to exempt Meghalaya from the central laws related to mining which include the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulations) Act, and the Coal Mines (Nationalisation) Act.
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