This is with reference to "Life after coalgate" (November 1-15, 2014). The Centre's recommendation of e-auctioning the cancelled 214 coal blocks by the Supreme Court should be welcomed. The government's decision to pass on the entire revenue to the state where mines are located should be appreciated. The revenue will help the people working in the coal mines. Apart from monitoring the bidding process, the Centre should also make sure that the states follow the norms and the allocated revenue is spent appropriately.
K R SRINIVASAN