Kolkata: A CESC coal mine has been shut near Asansol’s Baraboni. The mine was established during nineties to increase production of electricity. Around 1500 workers have become jobless due to the closure.
It is also to be noted, that those who gave up their land for the mine were given a monthly sum for leaving land—less than 2 acre. These people will have to search for something for their bread and butter, also, as they would not get anything now.
CITU has decided to organize a movement in protest of this closure. Government officials has slammed the central government’s new policy on coal.