is yet to trace the document about the allotment of Lohara (East) block in Maharashtra to Grace Industries and the application letter of Pushp Steel and Mining for the Jitpur and Tubed blocks.
The file on AMR Iron and Steel’s Bander block is missing and the ministry has asked the PMO to locate it.
It has even approached Neyveli Lignite Corporation to locate the applications of Marudhar Power and Nandial Enterprises for Lunsara and Indawar lignite blocks in Rajasthan. Unable to trace the file on a presentation submitted by Tata-Sasol and others for the North of Arkhanpal Srirampur and Ramchandi blocks, the ministry has asked the Planning Commission for help.
In the case of Essar Steel’s Behraband North block, the ministry has said the mine has not been allotted so far, but the recommendation of the Screening Committee and the offer letter issued have been given to the CBI.
The ministry has so far handed over 34 files to the agency to help its probe.
The files on Tara East, Morga-II, Mandakini-B, Bicharpur and Urma Paharitola block are yet to be handed over to the CBI. Similarly, files of Jaiswal Neco’s Gare Palma-IV block and Gondwana Ispat’s Majra mine and Gotitoria East and West of BLA Industries are to be furnished to the agency.
The coal ministry is also yet to hand over five files related to Reliance Power’s revised mining plan for Moher and Moher Amlori and Chhatrasal blocks. It is yet to submit the status of the commissioning of Sasan Ultra mega power project and the start of coal extraction from these captive mines.
The CBI had also asked for updated information on how much incremental coal had been used at the Chitrangi power project from the Sasan UMPP’s captive blocks. This information is also yet to be furnished.