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Land acquisition for commercial mining may come under coal law of 1957

Under Coal Bearing Areas Act, Centre will acquire land and then give it on lease to miners; SBI raises concerns on offtake, demand of coal from commercial mines

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Coal ministry | Commercial coal mining | coal mining

Shreya Jai  |  New Delhi 

coal, mining
Coal ministry officials said while renewable energy needs to be pushed, demand for coal from several sectors including power, steel and others will continue

In order to ease the process for the upcoming commercial coal auction, the Centre is mulling to allow land acquisition under the Coal Bearing Areas Act, 1957. This would entail the Centre acquiring land and then giving it on lease to the miners.

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First Published: Tue, August 25 2020. 18:23 IST
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