Kanpur: Dismissing allegations of corruption against the Prime Minister levelled by Team Anna, Union Coal Minister Sri Prakash Jaiswal said all decisions on allocation of coal blocks were taken with the consent of the state governments in a trans

parent manner.

” Not a single coal block has been allotted without the consent of the state government. And not only this, the committee through which the coal blocks are allocated has a chief secretary level officer from the concerned state as its member,” the Minister told reporters here.

” Doubts have been raised by certain quarters regarding allocation of coal blocks to private companies for captive use…. The blocks were allocated on the basis of recommendation of the screening committee which had acted in an unbiased and transparent manner,” he said.

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