CM approves proposals worth Rs 267 crore for development of minerals in state

CM approves proposals worth Rs 267 crore for development of minerals in state

Raipur: Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday approved proposals worth Rs 267 crore related to the development of minerals in the meeting of Mineral Development Fund Advisory Committee.

These proposals are related to various projects of Mineral Resources Department and Chhattisgarh State Mineral Development Corporation.

Presently, 5% of the amount mineral revenue received by state government every year is allocated for Mineral Development Fund. This fund is utilized for the development of minerals in the state and for exploration of new mining areas etc. The proposals approved in the meeting include proposals for development of Kerwa coal block, Iron Ore Deposit-4, exploration of new areas of bauxite, survey of minerals and upgrade of online mineral portal operated for mineral activities.

In the meeting, Chief Secretary Amitabh Jain, Secretary to Chief Minister Siddharth Komal Singh Pardeshi, Secretary of Mineral Resources Department Anbalagan P along with other senior officials were present.