K M Dayashankar
PEDDAPALLI: The Coal Mines Officers Association of India (CMOAI) Singareni branch has extended its solidarity to the coal miners of the Singareni collieries company limited, who would be participating in a 72-hour strike beginning from Thursday onwards against the privatisation of the coal blocks by the Union government.
In a statement here on Wednesday, CMOAI Singareni branch president Jakkam Ramesh and secretary NV Rajashekhar Rao stated that they were against the privatisation of four coal blocks in the Singareni region. Stating that the privatisation of the four coal blocks in the Singareni would be proving detrimental to the company, they demanded the Union government to stop privatisation and allocate the blocks to the Singareni. They also assured to support the Singareni management and the state government against the privatisation of the coal blocks.