Now Deocha-Pachami coal block allocated to one state and separate coal blocks to other states
GN Bureau | October 4, 2016
The Deocha-Pachami coal block was earlier decided to be jointly allocated to entities of six states – West Bengal, Karnataka, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Tamil Nadu. This was under rule 4 of the auction by competitive bidding of coal mines rules, 2012.
On the basis of the requests received from the government of West Bengal, a meeting was held in the ministry of coal with the JV partners of the Deocha-Pachami coal block to review the progress of development of this coal block.
“It was brought to the notice that due to joint-allocation, difficulties are being faced in operationalisation of this coal block. On the suggestion of various joint venture partners and in view of requests received from the government of West Bengal, it was decided…to allocate Deocha-Pachami coal block to one state and separate coal blocks to each of the other states in terms of their requirement,” said the notice inviting applications on October 3.
The coal blocks now offered are Deocha-Pachami/ West Bengal; Jadunathpur/Odisha; Ghogarpalli & Dip side of Ghogarpalli/ Odisha; Pokharia Paharpur/ Jharkhand; Behraband North Extn./ Madhya Pradesh and North Kathara Ph-I and Ph-II UG/ Jharkhand
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