Jharkhand Seeks Payment of Outstanding from Coal India Limited
Jharkhand Chief Minister Mr Hemant Soren, during a meeting with Coal India Limited’s Chairman and Managing Director Mr Pramod Agrawal, has asked Coal India for immediate payment of INR 56,000 crore outstanding dues in lieu of government land allotted to it for mining. The chief minister also stressed that CIL should start paying royalty on coal to the state on ad valorem basis and to ensure that extensive plantation work in the area where mining takes place.
Mr Agrawal urged Soren to solve problems related to land pertaining to ECL's Rajmahal project, land verification of CCL, forest lease etc besides ensuring smooth transportation of coal in Amrapali project. The chief minister assured to consider the demands positively, the statement said.
Coal India Limited is the single largest coal producer in the world and one of the largest corporate employer with manpower of 272445 as on 1st April 2020. CIL functions through its subsidiaries in 84 mining areas spread over eight states of India including Jharkhand. CIL has seven producing subsidiaries namely Eastern Coalfields Limited, Bharat Coking Coal Limited, Central Coalfields Limited, Western Coalfields Limited, South Eastern Coalfields Limited, Northern Coalfields Limited and Mahanadi Coalfields Limited and Central Mine Planning Design Institute. In addition, CIL has a foreign subsidiary in Mozambique namely Coal India Africana Limitada.