Geological Reserves Mt:421.51
Coal requirement (Pro.) Mtpa.:2
Status of Exploration:RE
Even as coal minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has emerged as one of the UPA government's leading firefighters against the opposition onslaught on irregularities in coal block allocations,
The government is set to start bidding process for the R17,000-crore Surguja ultra mega power project in Chhattisgarh which has been in limbo due to uncertainty about environment clearance for associated captive coal blocks.
Times of India reported that Indian coal minister Mr Sriprakash Jaiswal allocated 35 coal blocks without clearance from the screening committee since 2009.
NEW DELHI: State-owned steel major SAIL has approached the Coal Ministry for allocation of two or three coal blocks under the government dispensation route for meeting fuel requirements of its captive power plants.