The state government said it has no idea about the exact quantity of coal mined before 2016 which has to be disposed of.
The study conducted by International Forum for Environment, Sustainability and Technology has stressed key interventions necessary to put Angul on the path of green energy and economic future.
The Sub-Collector informed that the villagers demanded development of R&R Colony and wanted initiation of CSR activities for periphery development that had stopped since the past decade.
The latest seizure pertains to an investigation against Pankaj Mishra, the political representative of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, and others.
The land for Jamkani coal mining project spread over four villages in Jharpalam GP was originally acquired for Bhusan Steel and Power Ltd (BSPL) around 12 years back.
Against the NITI Aayog's target of Rs 3,394 crore for 2021-22, the total monetisation of the coal ministry was Rs 40,090 crore.
A delay in commencement of mining operations shall adversely impact the production of coal, its supply and the power generation in the state.
Lawyers for the Chhattisgarh govt and the Centre argued in support of the land acquisition asserting that the “due process” has been followed and any stay might further aggravate the power crisis
Activists termed the forest department's move as "very sad" and claimed that to extend benefit to corporates, constitutional rights of tribals are being crushed.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Twitter that this was "devastating news again" from the mining region.
Meghalaya HC suggested that a committee be set up to ensure better compliance with the directions and detect the failures of the administration.