Coal Ministry inks pact with West Bengal power Development Corporation

Union Coal Ministry has inked an allotment agreement with the West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL) for the Deocha Pachami Dewanganj-Harinsingha coal block.

As per the provisions of Coal Block Allocation Rules, 2017, (WBPDCL) has been allocated the Deocha Pachami Dewanganj-Harinsingha coal block.

It is located in Birbhum district of West Bengal and covers an area of 12.28 sq km with estimated reserves of 2102 million tonnes for generation of power. The Coal Block Allocation Rules, 2017 were made under the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulations) Act, 1957.

It is expected that the coal block allotment to West Bengal will help generate considerable amount of direct and indirect employment in West Bengal and also contribute to the socio-economic development of the region.

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