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Assam Govt. Making Plans to Revive Tirap Colliery and Open Cast Project

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday had a constructive discussion with the officials of Coal India Limited at NEC Margherita.

In the meeting with the Coal India Limited officials, the state Chief Minister discussed on the merit in immediately starting up the Tirap colliery and Tirap Open Cast Project. The colliery has the potential to produce 0.7 mn tonnes of coal every year.
The government also plan to work expeditiously to resolve all the issues pertaining to the Environment and Forest and Land Revenue Department.
The state CM Himanta Biswa Sarma also plans on taking up talk with the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Ministry of Coal to resolve all the pending clearances. A meeting has been slated next month in New Delhi to discuss all the issues.

Assam is blessed with abundant natural resources and rich in mines and minerals. The state has a coal reserve of 525 mn tonnes, however, only 17.90 mn tonnes have been extracted till date.

State Food Processing Industry Minister Rameswar Teli, Agriculture Minister Atul Bora, Tea Tribe Welfare Minister Sanjoy Kishan, Margherita MLA Bhaskar Sharma and other senior officers of all the concerned departments were present in the meeting.

Taking to Twitter, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma informed –
“Today we had a constructive discussion with officials of @CoalIndiaHQ at NEC Margherita. We decided that there is merit in immediately starting Tirap colliery & Tirap Open Cast Project. This has potential to produce 0.7 mn tonnes coal per year.”

“We shall work expeditiously to resolve all issues pertaining to Environment and Forest and Land Revenue Dept. I am also taking it up with @moefcc and @CoalMinistry to resolve all pending clearances. A meeting is slated next month in New Delhi to discuss these issues.” Chief Minister HBS further informed.

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