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Losses of Over Rs 180,000 crore faced due to coal scam

NEW DELHI: The Comptroller and Auditor General reportedly has pointed a loss of over Rs.180,000 crore in the allotment of coal blocks. The report states that between the year 2004 and 2009 allotment of coal mines were done without auction, resulting in undue benefits of Rs.180,000 crore to private parties. This led to an uproar in both the houses of the parliament which had to be adjourned with the opposition demanding an explanation.

In the defence of the government, the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Shukla said the CAG report has not yet been tabled. Kiran Kidwai – NMTV

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