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Discovered Small Fields: Running into trouble?
Mar 24: 31 contract areas were awarded under the Discovered Small Fields Policy of the government.
8But it looks like these contracts may run into opposition from at least two state governments, Assam and Tamil Nadu
8Already, local representatives have filed two petitions in National Green Tribunal (NGT), Southern Zone, Chennai objecting to the award of some discovered small fields expressing apprehension regarding possible environmental impact.
8The Assam Gana Parishad (AGP), constituent of the BJP coalition in Assam, in which some of the small fields are located, is opposed to the policy as well.
8The state has an important role to play. For starting any petroleum activity, the operators of the fields have to obtain or get the requisite Mining Lease transferred from ONGC/OIL as the case may be through the respective state governments.
8It remains to be seen how this pans out
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