Sandeep Jajodia

States’ procrastinating tactics responsible for delays in coalmines development

States’ procrastinating tactics responsible for delays in coalmines developmentOfficials as a majority of coal companies blamed state governments' procrastinating tactics for delays in the development of coalmines.

The union government is considering annulment of coal blocks allotted to as many as fifty-eight companies as these companies failed to develop the mines within the prescribed timeframe. These companies were recently called by the Inter Ministerial Group (IMG) to explain the reason behind the long delays in coalmines development.

Coal companies blame procedures for delay in commencement of production

Coal companies blame procedures for delay in commencement of productionMost of the private sector coal companies, which were called by the Inter Ministerial Group (IMG) to explain why they delayed the development of the coal blocks allotted to them, blamed procedures for the delay.

Representatives of the private coal companies said sluggish land acquisition rules and forest clearances prevented them from commencing production on time. They also alleged government-run coal companies got undue attention.

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