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Government of India
Ministry of Coal
09-March-2011 15:42 IST
Tribal Land for Coal Excavation

 

            The details of tribal land  acquired by Coal India Limited and its subsidiaries during the last three years, company-wise and State-wise are as follows:-

 

Tribal land acquired (in acres)

 

ECL

WCL

SECL

Year

West

Bengal

Jhar-khand

Total

Maha-rastra

Madhya

Pradesh

Total

Madhya Pradesh

Chhatis

garh

Total

2007-08

16.32

30.49

46.81

116.03

11.31

127.34

0.00

219.72

219.72

2008-09

0.00

16.06

16.06

0.00

13.09

13.09

0.00

210.78

210.78

2009-10

6.56

10.17

16.73

13.02

6.22

19.24

22.72

803.79

826.51

 

Modified Resettlement & Rehabilitation Policy of CIL is being followed in the all subsidiaries of CIL for all Project Affected People/Families including tribal families with special provision for taking care of their cultivating land under traditional rights.

 

Benefits provided under the R&R Policy of CIL to  the  displaced families including the tribal are as under:

(a)        Alternative house site measuring 100 Sq. meter per family with all necessary   infrastructure.

 

    (b)     Each affected family that is displaced shall get a one- time financial assistance of  Rs 10,000/- or shifting of  the family, building materials, belongings and cattle.

    (c)     Each affected family  that is displaced and has cattle, shall get financial assistance   of Rs. 15,000/- for construction of cattle shed etc.

   (d)      Each affected person,  who is  a rural artisan , small  trader or self employed person and who has been displaced  shall get a one  time  financial assistance of Rs. 25,000/- for construction of  working shed or shop .

   (e)    Each affected family will get subsistence allowance of 25 days of Minimum   Agriculture Wages (MAW) per month for one year               

OR

  (f)       Each  affected family will be offered one time lump sum payment  of         Rs. 1,00,000/-(One lakh) in lieu of all benefits  given in (a) to (e)  above.

  (g)      Tribal affected family will be given one time financial assistance of  500 days MAW for loss of customary right or usages of forest produce.

  (h)     Tribal affected families resettled out of  the district shall be given 25% higher rehabilitation and resettlement (R&R) benefits

  (i)     The subsidiary will shift the tribal community as a unit and  provide facilities to meet the specificneeds of tribal community that will allow them to maintain their unique cultural identity.

Subject to suitability and availability of vacancies, the coal companies offer one employment for every two acres of land acquired.  A person who has been offered employment can forego employment and receive  cash compensation as announced by the concerned State Government.  In case the State Government has no policy in this regard, the monetary compensation being offered by CIL R&R Policy is  as under :-

           (i)  Rs. 2,00,000/-( Rs. two lakhs) for first acre of land on pro-rata basis subject to a  minimum Rs. 50,000/- only.

         ( ii)   Rs. 1,50,000/- (Rs. One and half lakhs) on pro-rata basis for second and third acre of land.

         (iii) 1,00,000/- (Rs. One lakh) on pro-rata basis for land beyond three acre.

 

            However, CIL Board in its meeting held on 1.2.2011 has decided to enhance compensation in lieu of employment to the extent of Rs. 5 lakh for each acre of land on pro-rata basis subject to a minimum of Rs. 2 lakh.

  Employment offered to Tribal family during last 3 years:-

Company

 

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

BCCL

Jharkhand

37

00

00

ECL

West Bengal

01

00

00

Jharkhand

16

10

06

CCL

Jharkhand

26

115

82

WCL

Maharastra

13

00

02

Madhya Pradesh

00

00

00

SECL

Madhya Pradesh

00

01

00

Chhatisgarh

29

08

136

MCL

Orissa

80

19

19

NCL

Madhya Pradesh

nil

nil

nil

NEC

Assam

nil

nil

nil

 

            No instance has come to notice that the coal blocks have been allotted to the private sector in the country including in tribal and forest areas of Chattisgarh in violation of rules framed by the Union and State Government.

 

            This information was given by the  Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal,  Shri Pratik   Prakashbapu Patil  in reply to a written question  in the Lok Sabha today.

 

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