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Jan 19, 2013, 04.45 PM | Source: PTI

GMDC gets MoEF nod for Umarsar lignite mines in Kutch

State PSU Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC) today said it has got all environmental clearances for its Umarsar mines in Kutch, having an estimated lignite reserves of 21 million tonne (MT).

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GMDC gets MoEF nod for Umarsar lignite mines in Kutch

State PSU Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC) today said it has got all environmental clearances for its Umarsar mines in Kutch, having an estimated lignite reserves of 21 million tonne (MT).

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State PSU Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC) today said it has got all environmental clearances for its Umarsar mines in Kutch, having an estimated lignite reserves of 21 million tonne (MT). "All environmental clearances have been granted by the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) for our Umarsar mines in Kutch, which is around 10 kms away from Panandhro group of mines," an official statement said.

The mines have estimated lignite reserves of 21 MT, and since long an environmental clearance was awaited for it, it said. The company now plans to start mining activity there soon. "The Umarsar mines spread across 5,402 acres and have estimated production capacity of 1 MT per annum. The mining there will create new job opportunities for locals as well as benefit lignite run power plants in the state," the statement said.

GMDC has plans to commence mining at Lakhpat Dhedadi lignite and limestone mines, in Kutch having an estimated reserve of 50 MT. It also plans to start mining activity at Damlai Padal lignite mines in Bharuch with an estimated reserves of 19 MT, and has applied for mining lease in Ghala near Surat.

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