New Delhi: The Ministry of Coal today launched Single Window Clearance Portal, a unified platform that facilitates grant of clearances and approvals required for starting a coal mine in India. Union Home Minister Amit Shah launched the portal in presence of Union Minister of Coal & Mines Pralhad Joshi in an event organized in New Delhi to execute agreements with successful bidders of India’s first ever commercial coal mine auctions.
Addressing the occasion, Union Minister Amit Shah said that the coal sector has crossed an important milestone towards fulfilling the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that the coal sector would play a key role in achieving the target of a 5 trillion dollar economy. Shah said that for a long time the need was felt to remove the bottlenecks in the coal sector and bring transparency in it, which has been fulfilled during the Modi government.
Shah said that today 19 successful bidders have been allotted mines under the country’s first commercial coal mining auction. This will give the states an estimated revenue of about Rs 6,500 crore per year and will also create more than 70,000 jobs.
Union Minister Joshi announced that the next tranche of commercial mines auction would be launched in January 2021. “We have reformed the coal, and now coal will transform the nation,” Shri Joshi said. “Coal sector has witnessed massive transformation under the dynamic and decisive leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Single Window Clearance Portal is in the spirit of Minimum Government and Maximum Governance. It would be a milestone for Ease of Doing Business in the Indian Coal Sector,” Joshi added. —PIB