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SCCL initiates works on Naini coal block

SCCL initiates works on Naini coal block
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High level arrangements are being made for the opening of Naini coal block in Orissa by SCCL.

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Hyderabad: High level arrangements are being made for the opening of Naini coal block in Orissa by SCCL.

SCCL CMD N Sridhar met Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and State Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi on Wednesday in Bhubaneshwar and discussed the details related to Naini coal block.

The CMD explained that for meeting the demands of the State and country the Ministry of Coal has allotted the block situated at Angul district in Orissa to Singareni and requested the State Government for full co-operation in issues relating to forest, transfer of revenue lands, rehabilitation and railway lines.

The chairman explained that out of the 912.79 hectares required for the mine, 783.27 hectares of forest land along with 129.52 hectares of land belonging to 6 villages are present and only 14 families need to be rehabilitated.

The Singareni CMD handed over cheque for Rs one crore to Chief Minister on the occasion as assistance to the recent heavy rains and floods in Orissa State.

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