Jamshedpur 10th Dec 2021: With the effort of National Congress spokesperson and former Jamshedpur MP Dr. Ajoy Kumar, the Jharkhand cabinet has approved the extension of the lease of Surda Copper Mining at Musabani in Ghatshila sub-division of East Singhbhum for another 20 years i.e., up to March 31, 2040.
This decision has been taken in the cabinet meeting chaired by Hemant Soren on Thursday.
Earlier, Dr. Ajoy has written a letter regarding the renewal of the lease of Surda mine of closed HCLICC.
The mining lease of copper and allied minerals spread over 388.68 acres in Mauja Surda of Musabani zone of East Singhbhum has been extended for another 20 years.
This was a long-standing demand of the residents, who were facing a financial crunch due to the closure of the mine.
It may be mentioned that total leases of copper and allied minerals like Surda, Rakha, and Kendadih have been approved by Hindustan Copper Limited in the state.
A total of 21 proposals have been approved in the cabinet. In a resolution on government holidays for 2022.
Apart from this, administrative approval of Rs.39 crore 19 lakh 71 thousand 100 has been given for the widening and strengthening work while transferring the total length of 23.950 km from Rural Works Department to Road Construction Department, Adityapur Adityapur-Mahaldih-Hesel main. Road under Seraikela Kharsawan District.