Coal block in Bengal to be operational in 66 months

  • | Tuesday | 10th December, 2019

Kolkata: State Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay on Tuesday, held a meeting with a nine-member delegation from Poland having their expertise on coal excavation. He had a detailed discussion on various issues relating to the excavation in Birbhum's Deocha Pachami, the second largest coal block in Asia. After holding the meeting the minister told the reporters at the Assembly's press corner that the state government has a target of making the coal block operational within 66 months. Earlier the state Power department had signed a Memorandum-of-Understanding (MoU) with the Poland government at the Bengal Global Business Summit held in January this year to build cooperation on issues like clean coal technology, coal mining, technology transfer. The block is expected to produce coal worth Rs 2.10 lakh crore and attract total investments worth Rs 22,000 crore.

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