Annul diversion of green patch near “Amazon of Assam” for coal mining project, PM Modi told

The Hindu | May 23, 2020 at 12:25 PM
  • A dozen rights, social and community-based organisations wrote on Saturday to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to annul the proposed diversion of a green patch near the “Amazon of Assam” for a coal mining project.
  • The Standing Committee of the Environment Ministry’s National Board of Wildlife (NBWL) had on April 7 discussed a proposal for transferring 98.59 hectares from the Saleki Proposed Reserve Forest for a coal mining project by North-Easter Coal Field, a unit of the Coal India Limited (CIL).
  • Saleki is a part of the Dehing Patkai Elephant Reserve that includes the 111.19 sq.