MoEFCC questioned for poor monitoring of coal mining firms

New Delhi: A parliamentary committee has pulled up the environment ministry and directed it to properly monitor green clearances given to coal mining firms, particularly in states like Goa, ministry officials said.

The 30-member committee, with multi-party representation from the Lok Sabha, also looked into the adverse impact of mining on the health of people living in the area.

Some members of the committee confirmed the panel met but declined to divulge details, stating that they are