Ban on illegal coal mining at Dibrugarh tea estate

Dibrugarh: The Dibrugarh district administration on Tuesday imposed a ban on illegal coal mining at the Tarajan tea estate in Naharkatia area of Dibrugarh district.

Deputy commissioner and district magistrate Biswajit Pegu, in an order, imposed prohibitory orders at the tea estate under section 144 CrPC. The Tarajan tea estate, which has a significant reservoir of coal, is situated behind the Tarajan hills, 5 km north-east of the Tipam-Deosali hill range.

“The prohibitory order on illegal coal mining at Tarajan tea estate in Naharkatia will remain in force till further notice. Any person violating the order will be prosecuted under section 188 of the IPC,” the order mentioned.

The coal deposit at Tarajan tea estate is part of the 40-km stretch of Dilli-Jeypore coalfield.