CM targets BJP for ‘no hike’ of coal royalty

20/04/2019 at 11:37 AM

Bhuvaneshwar: BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik once again targeted the BJP-led Union Government for not revising coal royalty and giving coal energy access to Odisha.

“As per norm, coal royalty is revised every three years. However, it has not been revised for the last five years while it could have been revised in five minutes,” Patnaik lamented while addressing an election rally at Talcher in Angul district today.

He said the BJP Government at the Centre has already taken over Rs 50,000 crore as coal energy access from Odisha and, instead,  Talcher and Jharsuguda have got pollution only.

He too slammed the Union Government for halting distribution of assistances to farmers under the KALIA scheme.

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