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Government of India
Ministry of Coal
22-November-2010 16:31 IST
Cancellation of Coal Blocks
The Government has 10 Coal blocks have been deallocated mainly due to unsatisfactory development. Further, based on the review undertaken in the meeting held on 20.7.2010 and 21.7.2010, it was noted that the progress in respect of a few coal blocks was less than satisfactory against the milestones set out and the allocatees were not able to account for delay in the development of blocks. Accordingly, it has been decided to issue show cause notices to 45 Government companies and 48 Private companies.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Coal (Independent Charge) Shri Sriprakash Jaiswal, in a written reply to a question the Rajya Sabha today.