Bhubaneswar: Union Minister, Coal and Mines, Pralhad Joshi today met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to discuss various issues relating to coal and mining sectors in the state.
During the meeting, Chief Minister reiterated the demands of the State Government that the rates of royalty should be increased and the State Government should get share from the cess collected on Ccoal by the Central Government.
Non coal bearing areas to be denotified and in the notified areas comprehensive development should be taken up by MCL. Quick implementation of the decisions of the RPDAC by the MCL authorities was stressed in the meeting.
The Union Minister agreed to the need for comprehensive development of the coal mining areas with a joint concerted effort. Law and Order and R&R issues of coal mining areas were also discussed in the meeting.