Friday, August 31, 2012

State Coordination-Cum-Empowered-Committee (SCEC)
The Central Government has reiterated its advice conveyed to the State Governments to constitute State Level Empowered Committees vide D.O. 7/69/2011-M.IV dated 17.11.2011 to coordinate efforts at State level among various Departments for dealing with matters relating to mineral development and regulation, including measures to curb illegal mining. So far, thirteen State Governments including all mineral-rich States viz. Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Orissa, Rajasthan and West Bengal have set up State Level Empowered Committees.

The Central Government is reviewing the position regarding constitution of State Level Empowered Committees and their functioning in the meetings of Central Coordination cum Empowered Committee held regularly.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Mines (Independent Charge) Shri Dinsha Patel in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. 

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