In this regard, Geology & Mining Minister Rohluna and Parliamentary Secretary Joseph Lalhimpuia held interaction with Oil India Ltd. Chairman & Managing Director Sunil Kumar Srivastava.
The meeting was held at OIL chairman & MD’s office in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, on the February 20. The duo apprised Srivastava and urged the latter to speed up the company’s ongoing works of natural resources exploration in Mizoram.
Rohluna informed the OIL Chairman that he had visited on-spot the OIL Block at Maubuang and Thenzawl witnessed the completion of ‘site preparation’ there. He also informed that the same at Keifang is also near completion. In order to explore oil from such locations, installation of ‘rig’ needed to be done soon, the Mizoram minister told the OIL Chairman. He also requested the OIL India Chairman to employ more Mizo youths under OIL and also to regularize those working on contract at present.
Parliamentary Secretary Joseph Lalhimpuia also asked the OIL Chairman to organize ‘Short Course Skill Development’ so that more Mizo youths may be employed. He further requested Srivastava to find ways so that OIL may work together with Education Department, and also with the Mizoram Government in spreading awareness to the masses on cleanliness and protection of the environment.
The OIL Chairman informed the Mizoram government representatives that ‘Letter of Intent’ has been given to Shivani Company in September 2013 for installation of ‘rig’ but that the company has not yet started works for the same.
The OIL Chairman expressed his gratitude to the Mizoram Government and the people for their support and cooperation in exploration of natural resources.