The revival of the closed Mining and Allied Machinery Corporation (MAMC) in Durgapur was discussed by West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee with shareholder Coal India Ltd on Thursday.
The discussions were confirmed by CIL Chairman N C Jha after the meeting. He said the transfer of MAMC land would have to take place for starting cleaning and development work.
"We expect the land transfer to take place next month", he said.
CIL holds 26% in MAMC, BEML 48% and DVC 26%. The consortium had already spent Rs 100 crore for acquiring the assets of the company closed in 2001 after a BIFR winding up order.
He said the chief minister had also asked CIL subsidiary Eastern Coalfields to take steps to check illegal mining.
The chief minister also urged CIL to indulge in CSR activity by planting trees, Jha added.