Nine coal blocks identified for sale to priv companies, nine for state entities


Nine coal blocks identified for sale to priv companies, nine for state entities

The central government has identified nine coal blocks with total reserves of around 2 billion tonnes that may be auctioned to private players. It has also identified another set of nine blocks with total reserves of 1.1 billion tonnes for allotment to state-owned entities.

A committee, chaired by an additional secretary to identify coal blocks for allocation to different parties, has also proposed allotment of blocks for a state-owned fertiliser project in Odisha’s Talcher district and ultra-mega power projects in Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. The proposals were made last week.

The panel, which examined some 150-odd coal blocks, has decided to strike off 23 of them with total reserves of around 4 billion tonnes from this list since they cannot be mined due to insignificant reserves, difficult terrain, habitat or forest land. Read More

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