The Centre has given the forest clearance for petroleum mining lease for 13 oilwells in Arunachal Pradesh. The clearance, which was pending for the last 14 years, was issued recently, chief minister Pema Khandu reportedly said during a departmental review meeting here on Monday. The objective of the meeting was to strengthen the department and address manpower shortage to boost revenue generation.
Sources at the state geology and mining department said that the state government would be able to earn revenues to the tune of Rs 15 crore annually out of the 13 oilwells, which will be run by Oil India Limited. Read More
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