State’s tradition and history should be respected in naming coal mining projects: Hemant Soren

Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has written a letter to Prahlad Joshi, Minister in the Union Ministry of Mines and Coal, Government of India demanding that the state tradition and history should be respected while naming the coal mining projects in the state.

 He has said in his letter that various coal mining projects and private coal projects operated by Coal India Limited should be named according to the local place/ village/ mouza/ panchayat/ block/ great men and scenic places etc of Jharkhand state. 

Hemant Soren has requested in the letter that the Government of India is not naming the mineral projects run by Coal India Limited, private companies and other public undertakings on the basis of sentiments, tradition, culture etc. of the local public.

Citing the example of the Amrapali Coal Project, Ashok Coal Project and Magadh Coal Project, mining projects operating in the Chatra district, he said that due respect is not being given to the culture, tradition and history of the local people by going against public sentiments. .

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