Single Window Clearance Portal launched for coal mining

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  • January 13, 2021
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Single Window Clearance Portal launched for coal mining

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Energy resources; Economy

In news 

  • Ministry of Coal launched Single Window Clearance Portal. 
  • It is a unified platform that facilitates grant of clearances and approvals required for starting a coal mine in India.

Key takeaways 

  • Single Window Clearance Portal is in the spirit of Minimum Government and Maximum Governance. 
  • It would be a milestone for Ease of Doing Business in the Indian Coal Sector. 
  • Presently, about 19 major approval or clearances are required to be obtained before starting a coal mine in the country.
  • The Portal will map only the relevant application formats and also process flow for grant of approval or clearances.

Do you know? 

  • The portal was launched in an event organized in New Delhi to execute agreements with successful bidders of India’s first ever commercial coal mine auctions.
  • Recently, 19 successful bidders were allotted mines under the country’s first commercial coal mining auction. 
  • This will give the states estimated revenue of about Rs 6,500 crore per year and will also create more than 70,000 jobs.

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