He demanded that the State government adopt a resolution in the Assembly urging the Centre to drop the disinvestment move, and allot captive mines immediately.
Mr. Gafoor, a former MLA, said it was unfortunate that the powers-that-be had been neglecting the genuine demand of RINL in getting captive mines.
“RINL is the only major steel-maker, which is deprived of captive iron ore mines.
He asked Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu to explain as to how many times he had taken up the issue of allotting captive mines with the Centre during his 29 trips to New Delhi.
RINL recognised union president J. Ayodharam presided.
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