The status of 20 non-operational captive and commercial coal blocks of Jharkhand state was reviewed by additional secretary and nominated authority of the Ministry of Coal in the presence of officers from the Ministry of the Environment, Forests & Climate Change Department.
The Ministry of Coal appreciated the improvement in the overall status of non-operational coal blocks in Jharkhand, and the assistance provided by the state mining and forest departments. It was determined that three to four coal blocks will get mine opening permission, and coal production will start during this financial year. Production from the captive and commercial coal blocks of Jharkhand is likely to be around 37.3 million t in 2022 – 2023, compared to 17.72 million t in 2021 – 2022, thus resulting in a predicted 110.4% increase in coal production over the two years.
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