ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Coalgate: A Skewed Debate

The debate on allocating or auctioning of coal blocks skirts the central issue of the effi cacy and desirability of allowing exploitation of natural resources by private players. The current policy which was framed in the mid-1990s goes against the spirit of Article 39(b) of the Constitution which holds that the ownership and control of the material resources of the community are so distributed as best to subserve the common good.

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