Goa Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) proposes to make a fresh attempt for coal blocks and is in the process of applying to the Union ministry of coal seeking allocation of a coal block, outside Goa, under the government route or captive route. The coal from these blocks shall be utilized for generation of power for industries in the state, GIDC officials said.
According to GIDC officials, the Union ministry wrote to the state government a few months ago informing that new coal blocks were in the process of being allocated to states and state government corporations.
This July, the coal ministry issued directions to allocate 27 more coal mines including two coal mines for state governments or state-run corporations. Read more