Down to Earth - - COVER STORY -

To­tal re­serve | 576 mil­lion tonnes Value | ` 2,01,600 crore to

` 4,60,800 crore*


Cen­tre: De­clares coal as a na­tional as­set but leaves its min­ing to the state gov­ern­ment State: Of­fi­cially ad­mits Cen­tre's con­trol over coal. Till NGT banned rat-hole coal min­ing in the state in April 2014, it had turned a blind eye to ram­pant min­ing by coal barons Com­mu­ni­ties: Be­lieve coal be­longs to them, but most do not mine coal on their own due to lack of cap­i­tal and haz­ards in­volved

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