Green energy coals - Can RTI be filed for this?



  • How many Companies in Gujarat state are using Green energy Coal in their Factories? With which authority would this information be available and can it be sought under RTI?


  • RTI Experts

    Depends.

    You could file the application to environment ministry or the coal related ministry. Even if the relevant ministry/department could not be identified, under section 6(3), the application has to be transferred to the concerned public authority.

    Under section 2 (f) of the RTI Act, you could obtain certified copies of the relevant documents and records regarding the subject matter of your query and obtain statistics and details of companies using such technology. You could obtain copies of orders/notifications issued by the authority in this regard along with copies of communications/correspondence exchanged between departments/officials, copies of any report prepared or survey conducted along with policy related documents and other related details.


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