Nalco still awaits lease for Utkal mineMarch 18th, 2008 - 7:49 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) State-owned National Aluminium Company Ltd (Nalco) is still awaiting the mining lease for the Utkal captive coalmine in Orissa allocated to it by the coal ministry in 2004, parliament was informed Tuesday. “The ministry of mines has taken up the matter with the state government,” Minister of Mines Sis Ram Ola told the Lok Sabha in a statement.
“Meanwhile, the ministry of environment and forests has also been asked to expedite clearance for the project,” he said.
“The coal ministry allocated the Utkal mine to Nalco in 2004,” he added.
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