KOLKATA, Jun 1 (PTI): The vexed issue of coal royalty might crop up during the upcoming discussion between West Bengal and the Centre in alleviating the battered financial condition of the state.
Sources in the state government indicated that the issue of coal royalty might be taken up with the Centre as part of the bigger discussion on flow of grants and funds to West Bengal.
"The Centre has turned down providing coal royalty since 1991 based on certain premises. The issue may come up for discussion with the Centre," the sources told PTI.
The previous Left Front-led government had alleged that the Centre was not providing coal royalty due to the state since 1991.
"It is not right to impose cess and also seek royalty at the same time," a source said.