Monday, November 29, 1999

Getting Environ Ministry`` nod for coal fields tough: Jaiswal

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Lucknow, June 18 (PTI) Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal today said getting Environment Ministry''s approval for opening new coal fields is a difficult task. "Keeping in mind the demand of coal from the power sector, opening new coal fields is the need of the hour but getting approval of the Environment Ministry for this is a difficult task," Jaiswal said while addressing a press conference here. He said to find an alternative to this, Coal ministry had sent a proposal to the Environment Ministry that of the total area taken for coal fields it would develop a three-fold forest area in 10 years. "The officials of both the ministries are holding talks to sort out the issue," he said. Replying to a question the minister said that Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, has given a proposal to set up 1200 MW power plant and NTPC, 1000 MW power plant in Ghatampur and Bilhaur, to the Uttar Pradesh government. "As soon as the state government provides land for the project work would start," Jaiswal said.

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