Until December 2018, the EU government said that 15 MDO agreements had been signed, but that they had not kept copies of these agreements, as required by law. In her order, she stated that the information, since it concerned the country`s natural resources, was of great public interest. It gave the state authorities 30 days to submit a copy of the MDO agreement and official contract records. The sources said that the coal agreement between PSUs and MDO is made available to the Ministry of Coal, and MDO selection is done through a fair and competitive process. There are currently 16 known MDO agreements for 21 coal blocks. No one knows exactly what the terms of contracts signed by state-owned enterprises and private mining companies are. With M/s L-T, Chennai, on 31.10.2013, an agreement was signed for the installation of 2.5 mtpa of capacity (in addition to current capacity) new ore transload facility with mechanized car loading system in Daitari, with an estimated project cost of about Rs,000 crore, taking into account the pricing of the coasting. The WTO has already achieved the necessary level I forest clearing of 106,016 ha. forested areas of MoEF – CC, GoI . The construction activity will begin after receiving the Stage-II forest clearance from MoEF – CC, GoI. Piyush Goyal, then Coal Minister, responded by saying: „The provisions of the 2005 Right to Information and the advertising obligations in model contract contracts apply to such agreements.“ In August 2018, Digvijay Singh, then a member of Parliament, asked the government to determine whether it was possible to accede to RTI applications for MDO agreements or to disclose „details of the main terms and conditions of all these agreements.“ 3 Available for coal.nic.in/sites/upload_files/coal/files/curentnotices/ draftmodelagreement_1.pdf (access June 26, 2020). On the basis of the CAP`s kind approval, the contract with ex-contractor M/s MBE-CMT was terminated on 4.02.2018 and a new contract was signed with KIOCL on 26.07.2018 for „completion of the balance-part work facility of new COBP“ on 26.07.2018. Work is underway.
The time line planned for completion was 25.03.2020.The post in question could not be completed in time, kiocl was given an additional delay until 30.11.2020 for the completion of the work. There are currently 16 known MDO agreements for 21 coal blocks. PsUs, which are part of these agreements, include state-owned enterprises such as Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited, Chhattisgarh State Power Generation Company Limited, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited and West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited.