‘CCEA To Soon Take Call On Commercial Coal Mining Methodology’


‘CCEA To Soon Take Call On Commercial Coal Mining Methodology’

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) will soon take a call on methodology for allocation of coal blocks for commercial mining, a top official has said.

The comments come amid some of the power producers facing low coal stocks at their plants.

“The CCEA note (on methodology of commercial coal mining) is ready. I think in the next one week or 10 days it should come in the Cabinet,” Coal Secretary Susheel Kumar told .

A discussion paper on the modalities for allocation of coal mines through auction route was earlier placed in the public domain for seeking comments of stakeholders.

“We have already received comments of stakeholders,” Kumar asserted.

The government, he said, plans to put under the hammer around 5-6 coal blocks for commercial mining by private players. Read More…

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