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Coal Ministry Conducts Workshop on Environmental and Forest Clearances for Coal Mining

Coal Ministry Conducts Workshop on Environmental and Forest Clearances for Coal Mining

The Coal Ministry conducted a workshop on Environmental and Forest Clearances for coal mining in New Delhi, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC). Attended by over 175 officials, including representatives from Coal, MoEFCC, Coal India Ltd, SECL, BCCL, ECL, NLCIL, SCCL, NTPC, Coal Controller Organisation, private coal companies, and other experts from the coal mining sectors. The event featured key speakers like Secretary,  Coal,Shri Amrit Lal Meena and Additional Secretary & Nominated Authority, Ministry of Coal, Shri M. Nagaraju. Discussions focused on balancing economic benefits with environmental protection. The workshop included presentations on regulatory frameworks, compliance strategies, and best practices for obtaining clearances, along with an interactive Q&A session addressing industry challenges.

Shri Amrit Lal Meena, in his keynote address, underscored the coal ministry’s commitment to sustainability. He highlighted efforts on land restoration and extensive afforestation programs that surpass the areas used for mining activities. In his opening remark, Shri M. Nagaraju emphasized the vital balance between economic benefits and environmental protection and stressed the need for securing clearances to ensure environmental sustainabilityThe coal companies presented videos on the best practices by their respective organizations in the inaugural session.

Speakers from the ministry of environment, forest and climate change shared their comprehensive insights into the regulatory framework, procedural requirements, policy updates, compliance strategies and best practices for obtaining environmental and forest clearance for coal mining projects featuring a series of informative sessions, and interactive discussions.

 

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