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Countries burning fossil fuel can't give sermons on climate change: Joshi

Pralhad Joshi says he will replace mines from the auction if chief ministers object but they should understand this will change the economic situation in states.

Climate Change | Fossil fuel | Lockdown

Shreya Jai  |  New Delhi 

Pralhad Joshi
Whatever revenue comes will go to the states. Initially there will be a coal index and then a regulator. Having a regulator will take some time, says Pralhad Joshi

The Centre has announced auctioning of coal mines for commercial exploitation and sale, but the mine-bearing states have been apprehensive of this. Some have pointed to environmentally sensitive zones in which these mines are located while others fear a revenue shortfall. In an interview with Shreya Jai, Union Minister for Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs says he will replace mines from the auction if chief ministers object but they should understand this will change the economic situation in states. Edited excerpts:



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First Published: Tue, June 30 2020. 22:13 IST