New Delhi: The Coal Ministry has received replies from companies, including GVK Power and NTPC, which were issued show cause notices for delaying the development of blocks, and have sent the same to the concerned states where the mines are located for their comments.
"...Show cause notices have been issued recently to the allocatees of 30 coal blocks due to unsatisfactory progress of development of coal blocks...
"Replies have been received from all the block allocattees and have been sent to the concerned state governments where coal blocks are located for their comments," Minister of state for coal Pratik Prakashbapu Patil said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha Monday.
He further said the government periodically reviews and monitors the progress of development of coal mines through the mechanism of inter-ministerial group.
Some of the companies to which the show-cause notices were issued includes, Bhusan Steel & Power Ltd, TVNL, Monnet Ispat & Energy Ltd, Abhijeet Infrastructure, Jaiprakash Associates, Steel Authority of India Ltd and Tata Power.
First Published: Monday, August 26, 2013, 18:34