Coal Ministry identifies 42 Coal Blocks for Exploration

A programme for exploration of 37 coal blocks included in the total 42 blocks has been drawn for exploration during the 12th Five Year Plan. The names of these blocks are as under:-

S.No Block S.No Block S.No Block
1 Mahajanbari 11 Tamla North 21 Tambia
2 Chandrabila 12 Kalyanpur-Badalpara 22 Patasi
3 Gandh- Bahera-Ujhaini 13 Kundanali Laburi 23 Bicharpur East
4 Domra-Panagarh 14 Tentuloi 24 Dahegaon Dhapevada
5 Saidu South 15 Sarapali Nuapara 25 Dhau North
6 Saidu  North 16 Dharma 26 Kalambi-Kalmeshwar
7 Jilga-Barapalli 17 Duni 27 Bicharpur North
8 Barjora South 18 Surajnagar 28 Shahdol
9 Bishtupur 19 Kabitirtha 29 Karkoma
10 Pachwara South 20 Badam Dip Side 30 Mohan


 S.No Block S.No Block S.No Block
31 Meguli 34 Banai 37 Gawa
32 Sursa 35 Bhalumuda    
33 Brahamani 36 Devcha-Pachami+Devanganj-Harisinha    

This information was given by the Minister of State for Coal, Shri Pratik PrakashBapu Patil in a written reply in LokSabha today

He said that the matter was taken up with Ministry of Enviro nment and Forests (MOEF) who agreed to allow exploration in 3 forest covered coal blocks namely Bijul in Singrauli Coalfields (Madhya Pradesh), Chirra North in Mand-Raigarh Coalfields (Chattisgarh) and Baitharani East in Talcher Coalfields ( Orissa) on trial basis to study the impact of such exploration on the flora and fauna on account of enhanced bore hole density.

He said that a meeting of Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) was held in MOEF on 16.8.2012 wherein the findings of joint impact assessment of all the three blocks were presented and FAC was briefed about the necessity of revisiting the existing guidelines.  However, FAC did not consider it necessary to revisit the guidelines and decided to take expeditious decision on case to case basis for all the proposals pending for forest clearance as well as future proposals.



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