Coal Minister Piyush Goyal orders probe into land subsidence


Coal Minister Piyush Goyal orders probe into land subsidence

Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday ordered a probe into the incidents of land subsidence reported from two houses in Talcher. Goyal ordered a fact-finding inquiry by a team of experts following a request from Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan. Angry residents of Talcher on Thursday had observed 12-hour bandh over the issue.

In the letter, Pradhan requested Goyal to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident in the coal mining area of Talcher town to dispel the doubts of the people. A detailed investigation would be jointly conducted by a team of experts from Director General Mines Safety (DGMS), Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Limited (CMPDIL) and Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL).

“Shri @dpradhanbjp conveyed his concerns about reports of sudden caving in of land in Talcher, Odisha, affecting some residential houses. Ordered a fact finding enquiry by team of experts from DGMS Read More

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