The Coal Ministry is mulling a plan the place it might enable entities holding dry gas blocks, to give up them if they don’t seem to be ready to develop them because of technical points. This can assist the federal government to quick observe manufacturing from these surrendered reserves.
This might be executed by instantly placing up the surrendered reserves on public sale for business mining.
Along with this, firms holding coal blocks which they don’t seem to be capable of develop, might be allowed to give up them with out paying any monetary penalty after their proposals are scrutinised by a committee, the ministry has mentioned.
As per its agenda for the present monetary yr (2021-22) launched final week, the ministry mentioned that the plan might be ready quickly.
Other than this coverage, the Coal Ministry additionally plans to permit new allottees to promote as much as half of the produced dry gas, which they’re left with after assembly their captive necessities.
This can assist the ministry meet the rising demand for coal from energy producers throughout the nation, the ministry’s agenda doc mentioned.
Additionally this incentive will encourage allottees to supply larger quantity of coal and promote it commercially.
Complete home coal manufacturing witnessed a marginal fall of round two per cent in 2020-21 because the output was 716 million tonnes, in comparison with 730 million tonnes produced in 2019-20, in keeping with the ministry’s knowledge.