Shillong,May 08: The State Co-ordination Committee of Coal Owners, Miners & Dealers Forum (SCCCOMDF) today expressed resentment against the government’s proposal to consent MMDC the role of a catalyst for mineral development on behalf of the coal miners.
In a statement issued on Monday, SCCCOMDF chairman Sonny Khyriem said, “The said proposal are now under the in-depth analysis by the Forum learned counsels and environmental professionals on the pros and cons of the mentioned proposition, and will be made public shortly after completion.”
The Forum, which was also invited by the state government to attend the consultative meeting on coal mining held on May 3, also resented the fact that the intention of the government was without pre-consultation.
It also alleged that even copies of the proposal was never serve during the presentation with the stakeholders adding that the worst was the slumped power point presentation by the stammering presenter.
“The big talk by the Chief Minister during the consultative meeting on coal mining issue was a zilch and purely eying for the next General Election as 2018 approach nearer,” Khyriem said.
Moreover, he also said that the Chief Minister needs to be reminded of the lesson on punctuality that has caused Kings to loss battles, when Napoleon Bonaparte once said ‘had a minute I regard the battle of Waterloo would have change its cards’.
Khyriem recalled that the consultative meeting on coal mining was supposed to start at 11:30 AM, at the State Convention Centre, miners and others were seated by11:00 AM but the Chief Minister as usual arrived at 12:25 PM.
“That too his (CM) official residence, a stone throw from the venue,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Forum also fervently appeal to the abductors of one Dajied Kynsai Syiemlieh who’s working as a labourer in the Coal Mining Areas in South West Khasi Hills, kidnapped on April 27 last to release him right away and absolute unhurt.
The Forum has strongly urged upon the Commissioner & Secretary of Transports Department, Govt. of Meghalaya to ensure that weighbridges at the Borsora LCS’s to remain open on Sundays thereby to make certain that the export of the extracted coal are transported in due course of time as directed by the Apex Court with deadline of completion on May 31.