Deocha Pachami comes with challenges for WB
Several challenges would need to be tackled by the West Bengal government, which is currently in a happy mood after getting sole rights to mine the Deocha Pachami block in Birbhum district of West Bengal. It’s analysed that it holds immense potential but needs some new thinking.
The State government had initially been nominated for this allocation along with six other States. However, that model did not work and there was little progress on the project. Persistent follow-up by the State paved the way for the West Bengal government to be declared the sole allottee.
Coal-sector insiders felt this project cannot be implemented in a conservative, piece-meal manner of setting up a small mine just to mark its commencement. Also,India lacks the technology to mine this deposit. These challenges need to be worked on efficiently by which the utility of Deocha Pachami stays full.