Adanis may have to leave Tadoba

MPs ask Manmohan Singh to prevent coal mining near tiger reserve

politicians cutting across party lines have opposed coal mining near the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra. Till recently they were pushing for fast-tracking clearance to the mining project proposed by the Adani Enterprises.

In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, members of the Parliament (MPs) from Vidarbha said the proposed Lohara coal mining project in Chandrapur district will devastate the tiger reserve and requested the Central government to give it a second thought.

Political support to the project waned in July in the face of fierce public protests. Environmental activist Bandu Dhotre started a fast-unto-death on July 20. Dhotre