Bhubaneswar8/11/19:: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Minister, Coal and Mines, Pralhad Joshi, on Friday discussed on various issues relating to Coal and Mining Sectors in Odisha.
During the meeting, Chief Minister reiterated the demands of the State Government that the rates of royalty should be increased and the State Government should get a share from the cess collected on coal by the Central Government.
Non-coal bearing areas to be denotified and in the notified areas comprehensive development should be taken up by MCL. Quick implementation of the decisions of the RPDAC by the MCL authorities was stressed in the meeting. Union Minister agreed to the need for comprehensive development of the coal mining areas with a joint concerted effort. Law and order and R&R issues of coal mining areas were also discussed in the meeting.
Among others, Prafulla Kumar Mallik, Minister, Steel & Mines, Odisha, and senior officials of the Central Government and State Government were present in the meeting.