Monday, March 11th, 2019

Govt frames guidelines for coal mining

Published 9:54 pm | March 11, 2019

News Desk : Tathagata Roy told the Meghalaya Assembly that the government has framed guidelines for coal mining and an action plan has been prepared in consultation with Central Mine Planning and Design Institute, Ranchi to start coal mining in line with direction of the National Green Tribunal.

“The CMPDI has started exploration activity in 1 coal block of Khliehriat-Sutnga for preparation of Geological Report and Feasibility study subsequently, preparation of mining plan for coal mining,” Roy said.

According to him, the Meghalaya government is committed to promote scientific, secure and environmental friendly coal mining in the state complying with all statutory central legislations pertaining to environmental protection and safety of coal miners.

Roy also said that the government wants 100 percent electrification of village and rural households and it is augmenting and strengthening the power distribution networks in rural areas with the implementation of projects under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY).

The Governor said that 516 villages will be electrified in the first phase.

Roy also said that the work for Lakroh SHP (1.5 mw) has been completed and the work for Ganol Hydro Electric Project (3×7.5 mw) is in progress and is expected to be commissioned by March 2020.

“The power transmission network in the state is also being augmented and strengthened with the construction of 220 KV and 132 KV lines and substations under the North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project with the funding from the World Bank and the government of India,” the Governor told the House.

He also said that under the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana, an amount of Rs 125 crore has been released to the Meghalaya Power Distribution Corporation Limited, for debt servicing and other operational expenditure.

In the education sector, Roy informed that the government recently got sanction for setting up 11 Ekalavya Residential Model Schools (EMRS) across the state.

Each of these residential schools will be constructed at an approximate cost of Rs 24 crore and can cater to 480 students (from Class V-XII) when fully operational.

“The setting up of these schools brings in Rs 264 crore of capital investment towards furtherance of human capital development of the state.


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