Jaipur: Parsa East and Kente Basan coal blocks in Chhattisgarh, which were allotted to Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam, is all set to get environment clearance. The two coal blocks have already got clearance from the forest department in July.

Jitendra Singh, Union Power Minister said, “In the meeting of the Ministry of Environment & Forests’s Expert Appraisal Committees (EAC) on Monday in Nagpur, it was decided to give environment clearance to these blocks.”

The power projects in the state would start getting coal from these blocks within 10-12 months of them getting environmental clearance, he added.

Singh also informed that at present two units of power project of 600MW each in Kalisindh and Jhalawar and two units of 250 MW each in Chabra are under construction. Also, 4 super critical thermal units of 660 MW each have been undertaken in Suratgarh and Chabra region.

For this purpose, it has been decided that the coal that is to be used in these projects would be taken from the allotted coal block, whose warehousing capacity is 450 million ton.

(JPN/ Bureau)