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Centre reviews 21 coal blocks in Jharkhand
The Union Coal Ministry has reviewed sluggish pace of development in 21 coal blocks in the State and has identified areas where more effort is needed from the Government side.
An official privy to the meeting said that land and forest issues came to the fore prominently and status of every coal block allocated to different companies through auction and otherwise was looked into specifically. “Recently, the Union Coal Secretary had visited Jharkhand. There are issues mainly about land and forest clearance. Special instructions in this regard would be sent to the Government,” said an official.
21 blocks, which were allotted and auctioned to different PSUs and private firms in the State, included Badam (Bihar State Power Generation Co Ltd), Banhardih (Jharkhand Urja Utpadan Nigam Ltd), Chatti Bariatu and Chatti Bariatu South (NTPC Ltd), Kerandari (NTPC Ltd), Pachhwara-Central (Punjab State Power Corp Ltd), Pachhwara-North (West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited), Parbatpur-Central (SAIL), Rajbar D & E (TVNL), Saharpur Jamarpani (UP Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd), Sitanala (SAIL), Kathautia (HINDALCO), Brinda and Sasai (Usha Martin), Dumri (HINDALCO), Ganeshpur (GMR Chhattisgarh Energy Limited), Lohari (Araanya Mines), Meral (Trimula Industries Limited), Jitpur (Adani Power Limited), Moitra (JSW Steel), Tokisud North (ESSAR Power).
Talking about development taken place at Kathautia, an official of HINDALCO said that considerable progress had been made in making the mine operational. “We have got the mining lease allotted on October 7 and permission of land transfer from raiyats has also been granted. Though some land owners for about 1270 acres raiyati land have gone to the court and the matter is pending over there,” said he.
The review also tracked down desired statutory clearances which would be pursued positively. Meetings with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change would also be held in near future. “The Ministry has also established online coal project monitoring portal for resolving issues pending at State level to expedite the cases,” added the source.
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