Bhubaneswar: Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal Friday ordered a probe into the incidents of land subsidence reported from two houses in Talcher town in Odisha. Angry residents of Talcher in Odisha's Angul district on Thursday had observed a 12-hour bandh over the issue. Goyal ordered a fact finding inquiry by a team of experts following a request from Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan. In a letter, Pradhan urged Goyal to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident in the coal mining area of Talcher town to dispel the doubts of the people.
Probe ordered into Talcher land subsidence incidents
A detailed investigation would be jointly conducted by a team of experts from Director General Mines Safety (DGMS), Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Limited (CMPDIL) and Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL), official sources said. "Shri @dpradhanbjp conveyed his concerns about reports of sudden caving in of land in Talcher, Odisha, affecting some residential houses. Ordered a fact finding enquiry by team of experts from DGMS, CMPDIL & MCL on the incident urgently. Interests of local community paramount," Goyal said in a Twitter post.