Polish co conducts study on lignite deposits
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Jammu, Mar 17: The Jammu and Kashmir Government today said a Polish company has conducted a technical feasibility study for extraction of lignite deposits in the state.
Replying to a question in the Assembly, state Commerce and Industries Minister S S Salathia said huge reserves of lignite mineral stands identified in Nichama area of Handwara belt in north Kashmir.
Technical feasibility study for exploitation of lignite deposit was conducted by Poland-based Kopex, Salathia said.
Work at the project could not be progressed further in view of a decision by the Board of Directors of the corporation who felt that the project posses environmental threats, he said.
A Task force has been setup by the state government to explore lignite deposit at Nichama. 7.62 million tonnes of lignite reserves have been found in the state.
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