MoEF clears MP coal block

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 06, 2012 15:55 hrs

New Delhi, Dec 6 (IBNS) The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has accorded environmental clearance to Mahan Open Cast Coal Mining Project of Mahan Open Cast Coal Company Ltd. in Madhya Pradesh.

Environment and Forests Minister Jayanthi Natarajan told the Parliament on Thursday environmental concerns were discussed in the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) meeting and the environmental clearance was granted with general and specific conditions.

MoEF has also accorded Stage-I approval under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of 967.65 hectares of forest land in favour of Mahan Coal Limited for mining of coal in Mahan Coal block located in Singrauli Coalfield in Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh subject to fulfillment of conditions, she said.

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