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India to Spend INR 937 Crores for Exploration of Non-CIL Coal Blocks

Coal News - Published on Thu, 05 Dec 2019

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Indian Coal Minister Mr Pralhad Joshi informed Rajya Sabha “The government has allocated funds of Rs 937 crore in the current financial year 2019-20 for carrying out exploration in non-CIL blocks in coal and lignite Of this fund, INR 120 crore has been earmarked for regional exploration and INR 817 crore for detailed drilling.”

He added “Regional exploration has been planned for 37 coal blocks and 10 lignite blocks whereas detailed drilling has been planned for 121 coal blocks and one lignite block. Such exploration programme is approved every year.”

Exploration of non-CIL coal blocks is carried out under the Central Sector Scheme 'Exploration of Coal & Lignite' of the coal ministry. Under this scheme, both regional exploration and detailed drilling of these blocks are conducted.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Thu, 05 Dec 2019
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