Supreme Court has directed the Meghalaya government to deposit the 100 crore rupees fine imposed on it by National Green Tribunal, NGT. 

The NGT had imposed the fine in January this year for failing to curb illegal coal mining. 

A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and K M Joseph directed the state administration to hand over the illegally extracted coal to Coal India Limited (CIL) which will auction it and deposit the funds with the state government. 

The bench also allowed the mining operation to go on in the state on the privately and community-owned land subject to the permissions from the concerned authorities.
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