Current Affairs - State - Discussion

Discussion :: State - Latest Current Affairs (Q.No.600)

600. 

For which state, National Green Tribunal imposed a fine of 100 crore rupees for its failure to curb illegal coal mining in the state?

[A]. Jharkhand
[B]. Meghalaya
[C]. Maharashtra
[D]. West Bengal

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

National Green Tribunal imposed a fine of 100 crore rupees on Meghalaya government for its failure to curb illegal coal mining in the state. The amount of the fine has to be deposited with the Central Pollution Control Board within two months. The action comes after a high-level committee submitted an adverse report to a bench headed by NGT chairperson AK Goel. The report stated that the majority of the mines in the state are operating without a lease or license. Senior advocate Raj Panjawani is assisting the tribunal as an amicus curiae in the matter. He said, during the hearing, Meghalaya government admitted that a large number of mines are operating illegally.

Post your comments here:

Name *:

Email   : (optional)

» Your comments will be displayed only after manual approval.