Central Nagaland Tribes Council urges CM Rio to resume oil exploration in state

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Central Nagaland Tribes Council urges CM Rio to resume oil exploration in the state. The Central Nagaland Tribes Council (CNTC) has urged the Nagaland government to resume oil exploration and extraction in the state.

It has further assured its cooperation in the search for petroleum in Nagaland.

In a letter to Nagaland Chief Minister Nephew Rio, the CNTC said the state government had failed to respond to calls for resumption of oil exploration and extraction in the state.
The Central Nagaland Tribes Council (CNTC) said the state’s natural oil reserves would become depleted over time as technology advances.

The letter said, “Therefore, it is appropriate that our natural oil reserves be utilized immediately. There is significant domestic revenue for the benefit of the government and the landowners as well.”
CNTC said the Champagne oil field, which has been closed since 1994, should also be reopened for extraction by a suitable natural oil company.

“The Nagaland government should demand from ONGC all drilling and diversion programs for oil fields. In the so-called disputed areas and recover the state of Nagaland due dues from ONGC,” CNTC said.

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