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Green ministry softens stand on coal mining

Ray of hope for power, metal companies. In a significant softening of stance over the ‘go’ and ‘no-go’ mining policy, the environment ministry has agreed to discuss coal projects on a case-by-case basis. The move indicates some headway towards resolving the deadlock since February. Talking to reporters after a GoM meeting, coal minister Sriprakash Jaiswal said, “There were issues raised by the Chaturvedi committee, which have almost been resolved.” Asked whether any decision was taken with regard to eight specific coal blocks, stuck due to the environment ...