Chhattisgarh government urges centre to cancel forest clearance given for Parsa coal mine

The Chhattisgarh government has urged the centre to cancel the approval for diversion of forest land for Parsa opencast coal mine in the area.

The state forest department has sought to cancel the approval of non-forestry use of 841.548 hectare of forest land for Parsa coal mine. The coal mine has been allotted to Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (RRVUNL) to meet its coal requirements for power generation.