According to report by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Coal and Steel, CSR activities are being completely ignored by Coal India Limited. It recommends that CIL must prepare an action plan for identification and implementation of CSR projects on war footing during 12th Plan period.
Standing Committee on Coal and Steel present this Thirty-Third Report (Fifteenth Lok Sabha) on Demands for Grants (2013-14) relating to the Ministry of Coal. The Demands for Grants of the Ministry of Coal were laid on the Table of the House on 12.03.2013.
Standing Committee on Coal and Steel present this Thirty-First Report (Fifteenth Lok Sabha) on "Review of Allotment, Development and Performance of Coal/Lignite Blocks" relating to the Ministry of Coal.
This controversial Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) bill has been introduced in the Lok Sabha amid huge protests by opposition parties. It has been in controversy due to its proposal of an easy single window approval mechanism for GM crops in India.
A Bill to provide for establishment of an Authority for prevention, control, eradication and management of pests and diseases of plants and animals and unwanted organisms for ensuring agricultural biosecurity and to meet international
Read text of the bill to provide for nationalisation of inter-State rivers for the purpose of equitable distribution of river waters among the States and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. This bill was tabled in the Lok Sabha on 8 March 2013.
Illegal mining and theft/pilferage of coal are carried out stealthily and clandestinely. As such, it is not possible to specify the exact quantum of coal stolen and losses incurred on account of illegal mining and theft/pilferage of coal.
Out of 176 coal blocks which stand allocated, 77 blocks are allocated to power sector including for the Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPPs). 16 coal blocks have come into production. The remaining coal blocks are in different stages of obtaining clearances etc.
A Bill to prevent throwing or depositing non-biodegradable garbage in public drains, roads and places open to public view so as to protect the environment from being polluted by such garbage and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.