INDIACSR News Network
NEW DELHI: The Board of a subsidiary company of Coal India Ltd (CIL), viz. Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) Board has, in principle, agreed to set up a hospital and a Medical college at Angul, Odisha with an initial estimated cost of Rs.200 crores.
The land identified for setting of the hospital includes forest land, which requires the clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MEF) and the Government of Odisha. MCL has already initiated requisite action with the Government of Odisha for forest clearance and subsequent acquisition of land.
The opening of hospital at Angul depends upon the construction of the hospital and other infrastructure, which can only be started after the clearance are obtained and possession of land is taken. Hence the timelines for starting of the Hospital can not be given at this stage.
This information was given by the Minister of State of Coal, Pratik Prakashbapu Patil in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.