Committee on Coal, Mines and Steel will examine crucial issues related to Energy
New Delhi: Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Coal, Mines and Steel headed by BJP MP Sh. Ganesh Singh has selected the 32 subjects related to 3 ministries -Coal, Mines and Steel for examination including ‘Future of Coal in India’s Energy Mix’, ‘Self-reliance in Minerals and Metals’ and ‘Review of Steel Policy and its Impact on Development of Steel Sector’. Besides this committee have selected following subjects for examination during the term 2022-23:-
Ministry of Coal (i) Land Acquisition and issues of Rehabilitation & Resettlement in Coal/Lignite Mining Areas; (ii) Research and Development in Coal Sector; (iii) Future of Coal in India’s Energy Mix; (iv) Review of Coal Mines Workers Welfare Programme; (v) Safety in Coal Mines; (vi) Production of Coal and Lignite – Projection and Planning; (vii) Skill development in Coal/Lignite Sector; (viii) Performance of Coal Controller’s Office; (ix) Implementation of Information Technology and vigilance activities to curb illegal Coal Mining and theft of coal in the country; (x) Compliance of Environmental Norms by Coal/Lignite Companies; (xi) Import of Coal – Trends and Issue of Self Reliance; (xii) Coal Handling Infrastructure at Ports; (xiii) Coal Distribution and Marketing – A Review; and (xiv) CSR activities in PSUs under the purview of Ministry of Coal.
Ministry of Mines
(i) Mineral Exploration Activities in North Eastern States and its overall impact on development of the region; (ii) Measures to curb Illegal Mining of Iron Ore, Manganese and Bauxite in the Country; (iii) Organizational Structure and Performance of Geological Survey of India (GSI)– A Review; (iv) Organizational Structure and Performance of Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) – A Review; (v) Expediting and Simplifying the Environment and Forest Clearance Process for Mining Projects; (vi) Measures for Abatement of Pollution due to Mining Activities and Environmental Protection – Chittorgarh Fort – A case study; (vii) Self-reliance in Minerals and Metals; (viii) Science and Technology Programme and Autonomous Bodies; (ix) CSR activities in PSUs under the purview of Ministry of Mines; and (x) Implementation of District Mineral Foundation (DMF) and Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY) – A Review.
Ministry of Steel
(i) Review of Steel Policy and its Impact on Development of Steel Sector; (ii) Major Policy changes assisting Secondary Steel Sector; (iii) Management of Energy efficiency by Steel Plants and Environmental Issues related to Iron Ore Mining; (iv) Development of Manganese Ore Industry in India; (v) Promotion of Steel Usage; (vi) Status of Greenfield and Brownfield Projects of Steel PSUs; (vii) Iron Ore Handling Infrastructure at Ports; and (viii) CSR activities in PSUs under the purview of Ministry of Steel.