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Saturday 18 November 2017
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Coalgate: Himachal to move Court against De-allocation of Coal Block

The state government has decided to move court against the decision of the Coal Ministry to cancel the coal block allotted to Himachal EMTA Power Limited (HEPL), a joint venture of the state-owned Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (HPPCL) and Eastern Minerals and Trading Agency (EMTA), for setting up pit-head thermal power plant at Raniganj in West Bengal.

Additional Chief Secretary (Power) Deepak Sanan said the company would file a petition against the order before November 30.

The coal block has been de-allocated on the grounds that progress on the project is unsatisfactory, but the state has valid reasons as out of the reserves allotted in the A, B and C blocks, almost 50 per cent of the area (falling under the B block) is densely populated where mining is not possible.



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