Minister of Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Friday Said all the employees of Coal mines, which are proposed to be closed down by subsidiaries of CIL, are being redeployed to other operative coal mines of the same Area or other Areas for their gainful utilization.
The number of families residing in unsafe areas along coal mines in different subsidiaries of CIL are as under:-
ECL: As per approved Master Plan (Cost Updated April, 2008) the number of families residing in unsafe areas along coal mines is 33,196 in the lease hold of ECL.
BCCL: A Master Plan was prepared by CMPDI and approved by Govt. of India in 2009 for dealing with fire, subsidence and rehabilitation in the lease hold of BCCL. As per the Master Plan, total no of houses (BCCL +Non- BCCL: Un-authorized houses +private + other) surveyed was 79159, the breakup of which is given in the table below:-
Other subsidiaries of CIL have reported that no family is residing in unsafe areas along coal mines.
The number of families rehabilitated along with the funds spent during last three years and current year are as under:-
ECL: The number of families rehabilitated till date is nil. In this connection, it is stated that construction of flats/houses has already been started by Housing Department, Govt. of WB from 10.03.2017 and tenders for further construction of 12,816 flats has already been floated as communicated by ADDA / Housing Department.
BCCL: The number of families rehabilitated along with expenditure incurred on the rehabilitation during each of last three years and the current year in BCCL are as under:
Steps are taken / being taken as per the provisions of the Master Plan for dealing with fire, subsidence and rehabilitation in the lease hold of Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) and Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL). The Master Plan was approved on 12th August, 2009 by the Govt. of India with an estimated investment of Rs 7,112.11 crore for JhariaCoalf
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