Geographical Co-ordinates: Latitude 22° 21' 43" to 22° 23' 30"
Coal requirement (Pro.) Mtpa.:1.12
Geological Reserves Mt:49.93
Status of Exploration: E
Sandeep Jajodia, Chairman of Monnet Ispat & Energy Ltd, is the brother-in-law of Naveen Jindal, a Congress MP and the Chairman of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd.
The coal ministry decided to de-allocate 11 captive coal blocks including Rajgamar Dipside block allotted to Monnet Ispat and three mines of Jindal Steel and Power, besides forfeiting the bank guarantees of six firms and asking five to expressly furnish bank guarantees (22 November, 2013).
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.
Times of India reported that Indian coal minister Mr Sriprakash Jaiswal allocated 35 coal blocks without clearance from the screening committee since 2009.