NEW DELHI :  The National Green Tribunal quashed forest clearance granted for mining at Parsa East and Kanta Basan coal blocks in Chhattisgarh, both developed and operated by Adani Enterprises Ltd, and directed environment ministry to reconsider the nod.

The tribunal added that the ministry will consider the questions of impact of mining on biodiversity and forest cover in the area, whether the area is a habitat to endemic or endangered species of flora and fauna, whether the migratory corridor of any wild animal, particularly elephants, passes through the area and what conditions and restriction can be proposed on the mining in question, if it is allowed. Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd was allocated Parsa East and Kanta Basan coal blocks.

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