On Monday, the Supreme Court will decide what to do with captive coal blocks, having deemed more than 200 allocations made since 1993 to be illegal. While writing their order, one of the biggest questions before Chief Justice R M Lodha and his fellow judges Madan Lokur and Kurian Joseph will relate to the 40-odd blocks where mining has already started. What should be done with those blocks? Should these blocks be treated leniently as, unlike most of the companies which squatted on their blocks, these actually began mining?
what should be done with the coalblocks where mining has already started?