Compensation to coal mine workers of ECL and BCCL for housing

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Compensation to coal mine workers 

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:-

Type of house Number of Houses
BCCL houses 25000
Non-BCCL- Private houses 29444
Non-BCCL-Un-authorized houses (Encroacher) 23847
Others (Religious places, schools, Hospitals, Post offices, Police stations etc.) 868
Total 79159

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:

Sl. No. Year Number of families shifted Expenditure by BCCL

(Rs. in Crore)

Expenditure by JRDA

(Rs. in Crore)

Total Expenditure

(Rs. in Crore)
 

1 2014-15 1156 135.04 87.26 222.30
2 2015-16 303 150.08 33.85 183.93
3 2016-17 1694 194.87 68.52 263.39
4 2017-18(Upto January 2018) 664 53.98 Utilization not submitted. 53.98

 

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 Jharia Coalfields and Rs 2,661.73 crore for Raniganj Coalfields so as to ensure that rehabilitation process is not affected due to paucity of funds.

This information was given by the Minister of Railways and Coal Shri Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in  Rajya Sabha today.

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Suman Munshi

Founder Editor of IBG NEWS (15/Mar/2012- 09/Aug/2018). Recipient of Udar Akash Rokeya Shakhawat Hossain Award 2018. National Geographic & Canon Wild Clicks 2011 jury and public poll winner. Studied Post Graduate Advance Dip in Computer Sc., MBA IT,LIMS (USA & Australia), GxP(USA & UK),BA (Sociology) Dip in Journalism (Ireland), Diploma in Vedic Astrology, Numerology, Palmistry, Vastu Shastra & Feng Sui 25 years in the digital & IT industry with Global MNCs' worked & traveled in USA, UK, Europe, Singapore, Australia, Bangladesh & many other countries. Education and Training advance management and R&D Technology from India, USA, UK, Australia. Over 30 Certification from Global leaders in R&D and Education. Computer Science Teacher, IT & LIMS expert with a wide fan following in his community. General Secretary West Bengal State Committee of All Indian Reporter’s Association
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