STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Chhattisgarh industries want ‘first right’ over coal

Owing to such massive coal reserve, the state has over 250 various industrial units with captive power plants having 4,000 MW capacity.

Published: 18th October 2021 07:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th October 2021 07:58 AM   |  A+A-

coal

Chhattisgarh’s major industries reiterated that they were receiving insufficient supply of coal from the mines in the state. (Representational Image)

Express News Service

RAIPUR: Amid reports of power plants facing coal shortage, Chhattisgarh-based industries, including those engaged in making aluminium and steel, have asserted that citizens living in the state have the “first right over its coal and power”. 

Seeking the intervention of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, associations of the industries stated that they flocked to the states which had huge deposits of natural resources, and Chhattisgarh had nearly 18 per cent of the nation’s coal reserves. The states often promised the abundant availability of resources to attract industries and investments, hence it was the responsibility of the state governments to ensure them, they said. 

Owing to such massive coal reserve, the state has over 250 various industrial units with captive power plants having 4,000 MW capacity. Chhattisgarh’s major industries reiterated that they were receiving insufficient supply of coal from the mines in the state. “Irrespective of the control of minerals by the Centre or the states, there has to be a balance in its distribution. Why should the coal produced in the state be sent outside while the industries here continue to struggle,” said Pradeep Tandon, chairman of the state council of the Federation of Indian chambers of Commerce and Industries (FICCI). 



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

edexworks
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp