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Fifteen Eco-Parks set up in five years by Coal/Lignite PSUs: 19 more to come up in different States

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Coal/Lignite PSUs have established 15 Eco-parks during the last 5 years. No fund has been allocated by the Government for Eco-parks. Expenditure on establishment, maintenance and upkeep of Eco-parks are funded by respective Coal/Lignite PSUs. The State-wise and year-wise details of Eco-parks, including the details of completion time, initial amount of fund allocated by Coal/Lignite PSUs and the extra funds needed are given at Annexure-I.

 The details of estimated funds for new eco-parks by Coal/Lignite PSUs are given at Annexure-II.

 Eco-parks were developed by Coal/Lignite PSUs for recreational purpose of nearby localities and no revenue earned from these Eco-parks is spent on development of the mining areas. However, Kenapara Eco-Park, SECL, Chhattisgarh is run and maintained by local Self-Help Groups to promote mine tourism. These Self-Help Groups are also earning revenues from floating restaurant, pisciculture and boating facilities of the Kenapara Eco-park for their livelihood.

Annexure-I

State-wise and year-wise details of eco parks set up by Coal/Lignite PSUs during the last five years:

Sl. No.Financial YearStateName of the Eco-ParkCompletion Time(in days)Fund Allocated(₹ in lakh)Extra Fund(₹ in lakh)
1.2019-20ChhattisgarhKenapara Eco Park, SECL548197.00
2.2020-21JharkhandParasnath Udyaan, BCCL36557.00
3.2020-21Tamil NaduMine-I Eco- Park, NLCIL182328.21
4.2021-22Madhya PradeshModwani DamEco Park, NCL365400.00
5.2021-22Madhya PradeshNigahi Eco Park, NCL18097.86
6.2021-22Madhya PradeshBal Gangadhar Tilak Eco Park, WCL166255.00
7.2021-22Tamil NaduMine-II Eco- Park, NLCIL365287.82
8.2022-23JharkhandNetaji Subhash Chandra Bose Eco Park, BCCL73020.45
9.2022-23JharkhandGovardhan Eco park, BCCL73022.704.31
10.2022-23OdishaChandrashekhar Azad Eco Park, MCL387278.00
11.2022-23OdishaUtkal Upavan, MCL270168.00
12.2022-23West BengalMadhuvan Urja Vatika, ECL12073.7621.48
13.2022-23TelanganaGK OC Eco-Park, SCCL730474.00
14.2023-24MaharashtraNeem Vatika Eco Park, WCL22788.008.80
15.2023-24Uttar PradeshCS Azad Eco Park, NCL7301161.14

Annexure-II

Details of new eco parks to be set up by Coal/Lignite PSUs along with estimated funds:

Sl. No.StateName of New Eco-ParkEstimated Fund (₹ in Lakh)
1.ChhattisgarhManikpur Eco- Park, SECL1111.00
2.ChhattisgarhEco Nature Park, SECL2464.00
3.ChhattisgarhOxygen Park, SECL210.00
4.JharkhandB&K Eco-Park, CCL252.00
5.JharkhandDhori Eco-Park, CCL1233.00
6.JharkhandKathara Eco-Park, CCL409.00
7.JharkhandPiparwar Eco-Park, CCL909.00
8.JharkhandCRS Barkakana Eco-Park, CCL143.00
9.JharkhandBarka-Sayal Eco-Park, CCL737.00
10.JharkhandHazaribagh Eco-Park, CCL1196.00
11.JharkhandN K Eco-Park, CCL287.00
12.JharkhandNetaji Subhash Chandra Bose Eco-Restoration Park, BCCL14.40
13.Madhya PradeshBlock-B Eco- Park, NCL1200.00
14.Madhya PradeshButterfly Park, NCL400.00
15.OdishaJagannath Vatika, MCL600.00
16.RajasthanBarsingsar Project Eco- Tourism Park, NLCIL147.80
17.TelanganaSrirampur Open Cast-II Eco-Park, SCCL50.00
18.Uttar PradeshKhadia Eco-Park, NCL400.00
19.West BengalJhanjra Eco-Tourism Park, ECL1051.00

This information was given by Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Pralhad Joshi in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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