Issues pertaining to
Environmental Clearance & Forestry Clearance, Land Acquisition, R&R and
coal evacuation infrastructure are the important for achieving the
envisaged coal production targets by Coal India Ltd. (CIL). CIL and the
Government have taken the following actions to address these issues:
(i) Vigorous follow up action with land acquisition officials of State
Govts. to expedite acquisition proceedings.
(ii) Regular meetings with State Authorities viz. Land Revenue
Commissioner, LR secretary are held to sort out acute problems.
(iii) Forest Officials are contacted on regular basis at District &
Tehsil level to fulfil the requirement & queries. Periodical contacts
are done with the Regional Office of MOEF, New Delhi for expediting
clearance of the forestry proposals.
(iv) State & MOEF officials are regularly contacted & meetings held at
all levels to expedite environmental clearance proposals specially for
PH dates & proposals pending for final clearances.
(v) Discussions are held with the land owners/villagers for selection of
rehabilitation site and also to persuade them to shift to the
(vi) Ministry of Coal is addressing the issues by taking up the same
with concerned authorities at State level and Central level on regular
basis with a view to expedite pending clearances and also with Ministry
of Railways regarding pending rail projects for coal evacuation.
It is proposed to enhance production through taking up new projects in
CIL and development of captive coal blocks already allotted to various
companies in public and private sector. In addition, the gap between
demand & supply is proposed to be met through imports. Government has
already accorded Navratna status to CIL and Miniratna status to 6 of the
subsidiaries for enhanced autonomy in decision taking.
This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of
Coal, Shri Pratik Prakashbapu Patil in a written reply in Lok sabha
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