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Coal mines' fire in Dhanbad-Chandrapura railway route close to surface: Govt

Coal mines' fire in Dhanbad-Chandrapura railway route close to surface: Govt

New Delhi, Jul 24 (UNI) Fire in the coal mines, which are under the Dhanbad-Chandrapura railway track, is raging very close to the surface, between 8 to 35 metres, the Government said today. In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines Minister Piyush Goyal said nine coal mines falling in the Dhanbad-Chandrapura railway track are affected by underground fire. He said that in eight out of the nine mines, there is existence of fire less than 35 metre beneath the surface, while in the other one -- AKWMC mine fire exists at a cover (depth from surface) of 8-20 meters. Mr Goyal also said that two schemes have been prepared to deal with the dangerous situation. He further informed that according to Coal India Limited (CIL), there is presence of 263 million tonnes of coal reserve under the route in the coal bearing area. Significantly, on June 10 the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had ordered the closure of Dhanbad-Chandrapura railway line, affected by underground coal mine fire, which had disrupted the movement of around 24 trains in the region. UNI KU RSA SNU 1648

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Govt taking initiatives to ensure sound management of plastic waste: Javadekar

Govt taking initiatives to ensure sound management of plastic waste: Javadekar

22 Nov 2019 | 1:04 PM

New Delhi, Nov 22 (UNI) With an objective to ensure sound management of plastic waste, the Environment ministry has already started taking initiatives, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.

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Transgender Bill needs more improvement, say Opposition Members in RS

Transgender Bill needs more improvement, say Opposition Members in RS

21 Nov 2019 | 8:22 PM

New Delhi, Nov 21 (UNI) Continuing the debate on the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2019 on Thursday, many Opposition members suggested the Government to send it to the Select Committee as this Bill has ample room for improvement.

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Issue of air pollution not just related to environment but also related to health: Tharoor

Issue of air pollution not just related to environment but also related to health: Tharoor

21 Nov 2019 | 6:55 PM

New Delhi, Nov 21 (UNI) Congress member Shashi Tharoor on Thursday
said issue of air pollution is just not related to environment but it is also related to health.

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Make National Environment policy, implement strictly, suggest MPs

21 Nov 2019 | 6:48 PM

New Delhi, Nov 21 (UNI) Lawmakers in the Lok Sabha on Thursday called for strong national environment policy and its strict implementation to curb the rising pollution in the country.

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21 Nov 2019 | 6:40 PM

Stating that curbing pollution is everyone's responsibility and not only to be discussed during Diwali, Surendra Singh Nagar of BJP said children and women get affected the most.

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