New Delhi: Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi virtually launched the new rehabilitation & resettlement (R&R) policy applicable to landowners of NLC India Limited’s mines area. Lauding the efforts of NLCIL and the Tamil Nadu Government in framing a very flexible rehabilitation policy with multiple options available to the affected people, Joshi ensured that compensation to the affected villagers will be based on fair and transparent process. NLC India Limited, a Navratna PSU under the Ministry of Coal and has been playing a pivotal role in ensuring India’s energy security during the last six decades of performance.
The Minister said that the new policy has provisions for enhanced amenities to project affected families. He pointed out that NLC India Ltd has signed an MoU with Tamil Nadu Government to impart skill development to the youth under Skill India Mission. The Minister stated that the new RR policy will pave the way for sustainable livelihood and make every village AatmaNirbhar.
Addressing the function virtually, the Minister of State (MoS) for Coal Raosaheb Patil Danve said that besides benefitting the villagers, the policy will lead to a further increase in energy production by NLCIL.
Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt of Tamil Nadu MRK Panneerselvam and Minister for Labour Welfare and Skill Development, Govt of Tamil Nadu CV Ganesan also attended the function and urged NLCIL to implement the new policy effectively to benefit the villagers. MPs, MLAs, senior functionaries of the Ministry of Coal, NLC India Ltd and the villagers also attended the function.
As a socially responsible corporate, NLC initiates proactive steps to address the welfare of all stakeholders especially project-affected people through rehabilitation & resettlement initiatives, CSR schemes and welfare measures like skill development, water resource augmentation and various other measures.
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