BHUBANESWAR: The State Government today advised the Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) to complete rehabilitation and periphery development works within the stipulated time period.
These issues were discussed at a high level meeting attended by chief secretary AP Padhi and union coal secretary Sushil Kumar at the state secretariat here today. Chairman-cum-managing director of MCL Anil Kumar Jha pointed out the problems in making the coal mines operational.
Several issues including construction of rehabilitation colony in Hensamul village in Angul district, eviction of encroachment, construction of roads to different rehabilitation colonies, provision
of electricity and drinking water and identification of land for setting up new colonies were discussed at the meeting.
Angul district collector Sunil Kumar Samal participated in the discussion through video conferencing. It was decided that projects will be decided within the fixed time schedule.
Principal secretary in the steel and mines department Raj Kumar Sharma, principal secretary in the forest and environment department Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, principal secretary in the revenue department and principal secretary in the home department Asit Kumar Tripathy who attended the meeting.