Indian state-owned coal mining company, Coal India (CIL), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE).
The MOU covers monitoring of environmental issues at coal mining projects, helping to improve the rehabilitation and reclamation of the mined-out areas. The arrangement will also help CIL in proper compliance and monitoring of the conditions according to environment and forest clearances.
The MOU includes assessment and monitoring of plantation and restoration activities, preparation of wildlife management plants, preparation of environmental impact assessments and environmental management plans and capacity building for CIL executives on environmental and forestry issues.
Edited by Jonathan Rowland.
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