Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:30:00 GMT | By ANI

Coal production in Jharkhand affected in Naxal areas

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, he said the loss in coal production on account of Naxal bandhs during the period April 12 to February 13 in CCL was approximately 1.6 lakh tonnes


Coal production in Jharkhand affected in Naxal areas (© Reuters)

New Delhi: Minister of State for Coal Pratik Prakash Bapu Patil informed that the production of coal suffered due to Naxalite activities in Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) Jharkhand.
 
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, he said the loss in coal production on account of Naxal bandhs during the period April 12 to February 13 in CCL was approximately 1.6 lakh tonnes.
 
Patil said that as such, police and public order are state subjects and action with respect to maintenance of law and order lies primarily with the state governments. The Central Government closely monitors the situation and supplements the efforts of the state governments over a wide range of measures including assisting them under security and development related schemes.
 
Separately, the Central Coalfields Ltd. (CCL) has indicated that they are trying to make up the loss in production by increasing coal production on other working days.

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