Baranj – I

Nearby Reports
Lohara Extension
Manora Deep
Marki Mangli-I




Geological Reserves Mt:68.31

Status of Exploration: E

Environmental Clearance

Date of Receipt of application for obtaining Terms of Reference : 15/10/2012. (Projects Awaiting TOR (Projects received After 30th April 2009) As on 07th November 2012)

Companies Involved

Joint venture between EMTA and Karnataka Power Corpn Ltd to extract coal

Political/Media Connections

Ujwal Upadhyaya

Ujwal Upadhyaya, Chairman of EMTA, is said to be a friend of Chandan Basu, the son of former West Bengal CM Jyoti Basu

Irregularities in Allocation / Use

Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd

Karnataka could be buying power at higher prices than it would have otherwise (DNA report)

Mentions in the media

Coal minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has kept his promise to friend and Jharkhand chief minister Arjun Munda with his ministry taking an “in-principle” decision to re-allocate four out of five coal blocks taken away in May.