EnvironMin nods to open up coal blocks in Chattisgarh

EnvironMin nods to open up coal blocks in Chattisgarh

New Delhi: The Environment Ministry today gave its approval to open up Tara, Parsa East and Kante Basan coal-blocks in the Hasdeo-Arand forest region of Chhattisgarh.

In an order, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said he “disagrees with the final recommendations" of the FAC, which advised him to reject the proposals made by the Chhattisgarh government to open up the coal-blocks, and “decided to give Stage-I approval" for the proposals.

The Minister, however, said final stage-II approval will be “contingent" on the state government demonstrating “full compliance" with the provisions of the Forest Rights Act, 2006.

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