Coal India Limited (CIL) and Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) on 1 September 2016 signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for effectively monitoring of environment related issues in the coal mining projects.
The arrangement would help CIL in proper compliance and monitoring of the conditions that are laid down by the MoEF&CC (Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change) for environment and forest clearances.
Key Facts of the MoU
• It will help in improving the rehabilitation and reclamation of the mined out areas.
• The MoU covers assessment and monitoring of
a) Plantation and eco restoration activities
b) Preparation of wild life management plans
c) Preparation of environmental impact assessment
d) Environmental management plans
e) Capacity building for the executives of CIL on environment and forestry issues and more
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