Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Coal
14-December-2011 16:44 IST
Subsidence in Coal Mines
Construction of super structures at the opening of coal mines do not cause subsidence. However, subsidence caused due to coal mines may affect the super structures built on surface of mines. The Government has not formulated any policy regarding construction of the said super structures in coal mine areas. However, the Central Government has requested various State Governments not to take up any major infrastructure projects on the coal bearing areas without consulting the Ministry of Coal and the coal companies concerned. The Ministries of Civil Aviation and Power have also similarly been requested in the matter.

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