Nongstoiñ: The Joint Action Committee of Coal traders in Shallang are under the leadership of bah Harley Synchiang President and Robert Sohbar General Secretary.
JAC took a decision in its meeting held recently that it will reject any demand to shut down all Coal Coking Factories in the area since people of the area find in these factories a source of livelihood. That being the case the presence of such factories bring blessings to the people in varied ways.
JAC also refutes the call for a ban calling it a mere display of sheer jealousy and such must stop immediately. He urged people particularly coal traders, land owners and those who directly benefit from this activity to also do something to care for the environment.
JAC also rejects the accusation that contaminated water came out of such factories to pollute water sources and asserts that safety measures are already put in place.