It has reported that the biodiversity report by Wildlife Institute of India that came to light only a few days ago has concluded that the entire Hasdeo Aranya Coal Field (HACF) in Chhattisgarh should be declared a ‘no-go-area’.
Another Biodiversity study in the entire HACF carried out by the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) highlights various red flags related to opening or granting extensions of coal blocks in HACF.
Only to sideline them and advocate for approval of four coal blocks namely Tara, Parsa, Parsa East Kente Basan, and Kente Extension Coal block, the company said.
Despite all the WARNINGS issued by WII and observations in ICFRE’s report, the state government is keenly pushing for permissions for the coal blocks, two of which have Adani Enterprise as mine developer and operator. (the quint)