Conrad gets on with job to resolve coal ban issue


SHILLONG:  Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma   has been asked by the Union Coal Minister, Piyush Goyal to come to Delhi where the issue of ban on coal mining can be discussed and a solution can be found out

Talking to newsmen here on   Tuesday, Conrad Sangma   said that  Meghalaya was getting positive vibes for the Union Government to solve the issue though there are hurdles and it will be an exhaustive process

“It is important for us to be the nodal point which  will ensure that   we move from department to department  and try to resolve the issues one by one,” he said.

According to Sangma,   the issue is a multi-layered process and Government will make attempts to resolve the matter at the earliest.

When asked about the  BJP’s promise of resolving the issues within  180  days  if it comes to power, Sangma said that the question should be asked to BJP leaders

He, however, maintained that there  would  be aggressive effort from the State Government to finds a solution to the problem and Government would move as fast as it could to address  the issue.

He also said that  the Government would follow up with the Centre to   invoke Para 12  A (B) of the Sixth Schedule to exempt central laws from being implemented in Meghalaya


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