Reports indicate that Indian coal blocks allotted to companies including Dalmia Cement and Birla Corp have been de-allocated for failure to develop the mines in a timely manner.
In a letter from the Ministry of Coal it is stated that no liabilities or expenses will be borne by the government, but shall be the responsibility of the allocate.
Among the de-allocated coal blocks are the Khappa & Extn block, the Majra block and the Warora coal block, all in Maharashtra. Notices were issued last year asking the companies to explain the delay in the development of the blocks they had been allotted.
Edited from various sources by Katherine Guenioui
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