In a tweet, Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Pralhad Joshi said that he has sought an early resolution of various land related issues of South Eastern Coalfield Ltd, Chhattisgarh. In a virtual meeting held today with the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Shri Bhupesh Baghel, the Union Minister pointed out that production of coal can be further increased from the State of Chhattisgarh if such issues are resolved at the earliest. Shri Joshi also requested the Chief Minister to expedite auction of mineral blocks as per the recent reforms brought about in the mineral sector.
In a separate meeting with the senior officials of the Ministry of Coal and Coal India Ltd (CIL) to review the status of coal availability in the country, the Minister Shri Joshi urged the management to motivate the work force in order to achieve annual production targets. Shri Joshi further advised the officials to adhere to 100 days’ action plan to achieve the set target. He also emphasized on prioritising coal supplies to thermal power plants. The Minister reiterated the importance of enhancing production with safety.