According to Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, six, out of seven coal producing subsidiaries of Coal India Limited (CIL), did not even formulate environmental policies as mandated by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
The ministry stipulated that a well-laid down environment policy duly approved by the board of directors of the subsidiaries needs to be in place, the CAG report said.
“I have not seen the CAG observation report but we have environmental and sustainable standards. We have also put our sustainability report in the public domain,” Coal India chairman and managing director A K Jha said on the sidelines of ICAI conference.
Jha further said, “You cannot operate such a large PSU without following these. By and large, all the subsidiaries follow standards. Our operation is in 8 states, there may be some stray cases (of lapses).”
This is a Syndicate News-Feed; edited by Clean-Future Team