The State Cabinet on Wednesday decided to table a resolution on mining in Meghalaya during the ongoing Autumn Session of the Assembly to mandate the government to take up with the Centre exclusion

Amendment to do away with requirement of social impact assessment, consent of 70% landowners for PPP projects in infrastructure

The Cabinet on Monday amended the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.

For PPP projects, clause on consent requirement could be abolished or brought down to 50% of land owners, against the current 70%

An Ordinance to provide for allocation of coal mines and vesting of the right, title and interest in and over the land and mine infrastructure together with mining leases to successful bidders and allottees with a view to ensure continuity in coal mining operations and production of coal, and for promoting optimum utilisation of coal resources c

The new act sets compensation limits and resettlement of affected families

India’s new land acquisition Act came into force on Wednesday, mandating compensation limits and the resettlement and rehabilitation of affected families, a critical reform aimed at making the process fairer and more transparent.

A Bill to provide for the establishment of Coal Regulatory Authority to regulate and conserve resources in the coal sector, protect the interests of consumers of coal and producers of coal and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Read B K Chaturvedi committee report on the tussle regarding the ‘no-go’ issue in mining. It recommends diluting environmental regulations to fasten growth of the coal sector and has been questioned.

Noor Mohammad