ISRO to shift satellite launch boundary for oil exploration by Cairn India, Tata, ONGC

Dec 26 2013, 08:33 IST
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SummarySite in prohibited zone has best chance of petroleum system, says Cairn India.

any other consortium in “similar situation of excusable delay may be processed in a similar manner so that canons of transparency, uniformity and equity are maintained”.

However, before the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh-led CCI could take a call on December 26 (today), the Department of Space on Tuesday relented by compressing its prohibited zone, southwest of the block.

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Department of space writes to petroleum ministry saying that ISRO will shift the boundary of the “prohibited zone” 7 km south to allow a consortium of Cairn India, Tata and ONGC to explore oil and gas

The consortium has stopped “effective exploration” in the last two years as department of space refused to give drilling permission as the site was within 10-km radius of Satish Dhawan Space Centre

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh-led Cabinet Committee on

Infrastructure is likely to take a call on the issue today.

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