Assam Forest and Excise minister, Parimal Suklabaidya today visited the Tikok Coal mining area near Dihing Patkai Rain Forest of Margherita under Tinsukia district of upper Assam to investigate various public complaints against open coal mining.
The Forest and Excise minister Mr. Parimal Suklabaidya observed the location and told the media that the government will not take any wrong decision against the open mining at the Dihing Patkai Rain Forest of Margherita.
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He also told that the area proposed for open coal mining by the government is not near the Dihing Patkai Rain Forest and there will be no further effect due to open coal mining.
Rajya Sabha MP Mr. Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, local MLA Bhaskar Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, Police Superintendent, Chief Manager of the Coal India Ltd, and a number of other officials were also present during the visit of Minister Suklabaidya.