An indirect fallout of the ban on coal mining in Meghalaya by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) is the near closure of the Cachar Paper Mill (CPM) in Panchgram, Assam.

A major paper mill in the Northeast, which depends on the coal from Meghalaya for producing paper, is facing the threat of closure following the NGT ban on mining and transportation of coal.

The Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited (HPC) has moved the State Governments of Tripura and Manipur for sustainable supply of rawmaterial for its Cachar Paper Mill and has made arrangement to impo

SILCHAR, April 28: Cachar Paper Mill at Panchgram, 28 km from here, a unit of Hindustan Paper Corporation, has again come to the limelight. This time for another mess in the marketing set up.

SILCHAR, July 17: Kagaj Kal Mazdoor Union and Kagaj Kal Thikadar Sramik Union under the banner of CITU today brought out rally from the union office and after moving through the mill premises assembled before the administrative head quarters and raised slogans in support of their various demands and decried the mismanagement of the mill.
Surajit Ghose, general secretary of Sramik Union said, "the present crisis of the mill is the outcome of ill-conceived planning.'

Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited, the third largest entity in the Indian Paper Industry operating with three large integrated paper mills each with installed capacity of 1,00,000 ton paper per annum. Two are directly managed Units in Asom