Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has been accorded environmental clearance to drill six development wells in Assam. The project will be undertaken at an estimated cost of Rs 240 crore.
As per an official document, the Union Environment Ministry has given the EC for six development wells in five mining lease blocks in Jorhat and Golghat districts.
The state-owned company had sought permission for drilling 12 development wells but it received clearance for six wells at present.
The total mining lease area of Jorhat and Golaghat districts is 32.116 sq km and 120.5 sq km, respectively. The clearance, which is subject to compliance of certain conditions, has been given after taking into consideration the recommendation of a green panel.
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