Jharkhand to check operation areas of coal companiesPublished by MAC on 2005-11-11
Jharkhand to check operation areas of coal companies
11th November 2005
The Jharkhand government has directed the district administration to inspect the operational areas of the coal companies to check whether they are extracting coal outside the given lease area.
The state government has asked Coal India Limited (CIL) to furnish details of the operational area of its subsidiaries. The three subsidiaries of CIL- Central Coalfield Limited (CCL), Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) and Eastern Coal Limited (ECL) are functional in the state.
"The decision to verify the operational areas has been taken as some of the coal companies go beyond the allotted operational area and extract coal. It affects the common people who are not given compensation in lieu of land used for coal mining," said an official of land and revenue department.
The land and revenue department issued the directive and the district administration has been asked to furnish details within one month.
The data provided by the district administration and CIL will be matched. And if any discrepancies are found, suitable action will then be taken against the officials of the respective coal companies.
Considering the protests over displacement, the state government also wants to monitor the packages announced by the CIL for displaced people.