The steel & mines department of Odisha government cleared a checklist, which has to be observed by the allocatees of coal blocks in the state.
According to the checklist, the allocatees must furnish status of their end-use plants linked to coal blocks.
Companies whose coal blocks are at an advanced stages having either been granted prospecting licenses (PL) or mining leases (ML). These companies must comply with the checklist.
The companies include Jindal Steel & Power-JSPL (Utkal B1 and Ramchandi coal blocks), Monnet Ispat & Energy (Utkal B2), Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Ltd-IMFA (Utkal B2), National Aluminium Company-Nalco (Utkal E), Odisha Power Generation Corporation- OPGC (Manoharpur and dip side of Manoharpur), to name a few.
Development of these coal blocks, however, was stalled amid coal mining scam with the state government opting to play safe by sitting over their processing.
The Odisha government got the go-ahead from the union ministry of coal to initiate due action on development of coal blocks in December 2012.
According to the checklist, the allocatees must provide particulars relating to date of allocation of the coal block, stake holding of the company formed to develop the coal block, land area applied for grant of PL, status of compliance to terms and conditions issued by the state government.