State: Madhya Pradesh
Geographical Co-ordinates: Latitude 23° 14'' 31" to 23° 16'' 20" Longitude 81° 58' 48" to 82° 01' 17"
Captive Dispensation / Govt. Disp./ Ultra Mega Power Proj. (UMPP):cd
Coal requirement (Pro.) Mtpa.:2
Geological Reserves Mt:46.55
Status of Exploration:PE
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.
BJP MP Hansraj Ahir has said that the Coal Ministry allocated the block without clearance from the screening committee
Naveen Jindal had written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in July 2008 asking that the block be allocated exclusively to his company, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd.
New Delhi: Naveen Jindal, a lawmaker belonging to India’s ruling Congress party, lobbied for exclusive allocation of a coal block to his company Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) by writing to the Prime Minister.