You are here. Home;» Reports and Documents;» Note for Ashok Chawla Committee on Allocation of Natural Resources (CANR). The Committee on Allocation of Natural Resources (CANR) under the chairmanship of Shri Ashok Chawla submitted its report on 31st May. Ashok Chawla Committee on Allocation of Natural Resources The report of the Committee has been hanging fire since it was submitted in.

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It has also recommended creating a platform for transaction of coal. Click here to read the entire PIB release. The Committee recommends aquifer level mapping, along with hydro-geological studies, and pilot projects to be initiated in different ashoi to address the problems of groundwater management urgently. The Committee has recommended allowing independent mining firms to take part in the auctions for captive blocks, with suitably notified groups of end user firms.

Reddy 8 September at Out of 41 study points, the Ganga clean at only one. Printable version Jan 1, 4: The framework legislation should recognize that pollution also leads to conjunctive use of water, which makes the resource unusable for other purposes. The GoI in Augusttold the Supreme Court that the fommittee was still under consideration, and it had not accepted the reccos deport the Committee.

Srimoyee Pandit Feb 9, Former Telecom Minister A. Spectrum Co,mittee should be allocated to companies only through market-related processes such as auctions.

To know about past controversies on natural resource exploration, esp wrt gas, please read the following post. Next Story How black money comes back to India via Mauritius. Resoutces Development Committee constituted to suggest reforms for ease of doing trade. View the discussion thread. This would be an extension of the current policy that allows excess captive production to be sold by CIL and would also need to be examined in Ministry of Coal.

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The report of the Committee has been hanging fire since it was submitted in May and accepted by the Group of Ministers headed by Pranab Mukherjee at its meeting on October 15, A verifcation code has been sent to your mobile number.

Even till then, gas used for power generation should not be subsidised. The surplus aplocation from captive mines could be sold to the platform for onward sale to registered users.

This will help companies to plan better the quantity and price of their bids in auctions, and prevent hoarding and unrealistic premiums. To avoid violation of the law, there should be a trading platform for coal, similar to Power Trading Corporation. Please Email the Editor.

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The panel, headed by retired Finance Secretary Ashok Chawla, favours a move towards market-linked solutions. The use of coal should be encouraged, given the country’s off abundant reserves. Wednesday, 19 December 6: The Ashok Chawla Committee had been set up to in early to suggest transparent and corruption-free process for allocation of natural resources. Coal India can play this role until a regulator is created. The major recommendations cgawla CANR on water are given below. A non-government regulator should oversee the process.

Hyd&Spook: Ashok Chawla Committee on Allocation of Natural Resources

There should be a clear road map that indicates what type of spectrum, and how much, will be up for grabs at various kn in time. Is this article important for exams?

Allocation should be unbundled from the issuing of licences, so that companies can trade spectrum. Petroleum The New Exploration Licensing Policy should remain the gold standard, as it has stood the test of time, but all blocks must be identified, and a national registry created to provide data on all blocks in the public domain.

But the valuations are insubstantial. Under the open acreage policy, an exploration company can express its interest in a block any time as opposed to the current system of periodic auction of blocks by the government.


What is even more shocking is the failure of the Government to put this important report in public domain for debate despite repeated requests from various stakeholders, The Ashok Chawla Committee, headed by the former Finance Secretary, had been set up to in early to suggest transparent and corruption process for allocation of natural resources. The Committee reports, which continues to gather dust in the corridors of power, has recommended following a competitive bidding route for allocation of coal blocks, switching to open acreage licensing policy for allocation of oil and gas blocks, making public the minutes of the meeting of the Standing Linkage Committee Long Term pertaining to allocation decisions on coal, putting in public domain the minutes of the managing committee MC for oil and gas blocks and making the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons DGH an independent entity.

At present, companies pay only for the value of the trees they cut down.

Ashok Chawla Committee on Natural Resource Allocation

April 16, About us Work with us Contact us Share your content. Skip to main content. For the petroleum and gas sector, the Committee is of the strong view that there should be more public disclosure of issues relating to investment audit and exploration commitments and address concerns about the asymmetry in past bid monitoring.

The above info has been taken from news reports.

Raja’s alleged favouring of some applicants for 2G licences, and the infiltration of Karnataka’s Bharatiya Janata Party committe by the Reddy brothers, are examples of this. The committee includes key secretaries as members along with representatives from industry chambers.