Western Coalfields Gets Green Nod for Expansion
Coal India arm Western Coalfields has received the environment clearance for its ₹ 263 crore expansion project in Nagpur district, Maharashtra. The proposal is to enhance the production capacity of the Gokul open cast mine to 1.875mtpa from the existing 1mtpa. The mine, located in 767.17 hectare, has a mineable reserve of 14.50 MT. “Based on the recommendations of the expert advisory committee, Union Environment Ministry has given environment clearance (EC) for the expansion project of Gokul mine in Nagpur,” a senior government official said.