India’s coal ministry is planning a single window clearance process for faster online application processing for various clearances including environmental clearance, required for coal blocks operations.
The coal ministry is on move to take state government departments on board for single window clearance. A project monitoring unit has been set up for assisting bidders in obtaining different clearances. However, it will be the responsibility of the bidders to obtain clearances and approvals as per applicable laws.
The government has put on 41 coal mines for commercial mining. The blocks are distributed across coal bearing states: Chhattisgarh (9 mines), Odisha (9 mines), Jharkhand (9 mines), Madhya Pradesh (11 mines) and Maharashtra (3 mines). There are four coking coal mines on sale: Urtan (Madhya Pradesh), Urtan North (Madhya Pradesh), Brahmadiha (Jharkhand) and Choritand Tiliaya (Jharkhand).