Reliance Power writes to Coal Ministry seeking withdrawal of mining restrictions
Anil Ambani-promoted Reliance Power has written to the coal ministry against the latter´s decision to restrict coal mining from two blocks attached to the company´s Sasan ultra mega power project (UMPP) in Madhya Pradesh. The restriction was based on a Supreme Court directive that disallowed diversion of surplus coal from mines attached to UMPPs.
Reliance Power asked the ministry to withdraw a letter dated June 3, asking the company to submit a revised mining plan downsizing the UMPP´s requirement to 16 million tonne pa from the Moher and Moher Amlohri, and Chhatrasal blocks for the UMPP. It was earlier permitted to mine 20 mtpa.