All is well between me and Jaiswal: Ramesh

Rejecting reports of differences in opinion with Coal Minister Sri Prakash Jaiswal over some projects, Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh today said "all is well" between them.

Updated: Aug 29, 2010, 00:35 AM IST

Kanpur: Rejecting reports of differences
in opinion with Coal Minister Sri Prakash Jaiswal over some
projects, Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh today said
"all is well" between them.

"We have no contrary views on any matter," Ramesh said
adding media reports suggesting differences between Coal and
Environment Ministries over some projects were baseless.

"I have met Jaiswal thrice in Delhi and have come to
meet him at his residence here today," Ramesh told reporters.

"All is well between us," he said.

"Without coal, there is no energy production and no
country can make economic progress in the absence of this.

"The Environment Ministry does not want to interfere in
the country`s economic progress," Ramesh said.

"But at the same time, Jaiswal knows very well that if
forests are not protected, our environment will be in danger
and so will be the fate of our future generations," he said.

Jaiswal said "we understand the Environment Ministry
has objected to a few of our projects because of a possible
danger to our flaura and fauna."

"The Coal Ministry has taken into account all the
objections and are working on them," he said.

"Ramesh has said all is well and I will say everything
is all right between us. All these reports of differences in
opinion are created by the media," Jaiswal said.

PTI