Carmichael Coal Project: Australian Minister Says Approvals Given To Adani Group Were ‘Rigorous, Comprehensive’


Carmichael Coal Project: Australian Minister Says Approvals Given To Adani Group Were ‘Rigorous, Comprehensive’

Australia’s Trade, Tourism & Investment Minister, Simon Birmingham, has said that the approvals given to Adani Group’s Carmichael mining project were rigorous and will stand legal scrutiny, reports The Hindu BusinessLine.

“My understanding is that Carmichael project has essentially received all necessary environmental approvals, but it still has some plans that will have to be finally approved within the conditions of the operation that have been granted till date,” said Birmingham.

Adani Group bought the greenfield Carmichael coal mine in central Queensland in 2010, and the company has stated that it plans to invest around $15 billion into the project. This will facilitate India’s access to high-quality coal to replace the inferior one found in the country’s coalfields.

“However, in recent years, our project has faced intense resistance abetted by some international NGOs and competitors Read More

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