New Delhi, September 3
The Coal Ministry on Thursday mentioned it has revised the record of mines to be auctioned for industrial mining and now 38 blocks would go underneath the hammer as an alternative of 41 mines introduced earlier.
The revision within the record contains addition of three blocks Dolesara, Jarekela and Jharpalam-Tangarghat (in Chhattisgarh) and withdrawal of 5 blocks — Morga South, Fatehpur, Madanpur (North), Morga-II and Sayang (in Chhattisgarh).
The Coal Ministry had earlier withdrawn Bander mine in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra from the record of 41 coal blocks put up for public sale for industrial mining because the mine lies within the eco-sensitive zone of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve.
“Revisions have been made in the list of coal mines offered for auction… Accordingly, 38 coal mines are offered for auction for commercial mining under 11th tranche of auction under CM(SP) Act, 2015 and 1st Tranche of Auction under the MMDR Act, 1957,” the Coal Ministry mentioned.
However, no purpose was supplied by the ministry for the revision of the record.
The ministry mentioned there was “addition of Dolesara, Jarekela and Jharpalam-Tangarghat Coal Mines to the 1st tranche of auction under the MMDR Act, 1957.” The ministry additionally mentioned there was “withdrawal of Morga South Coal Mine from the 1st Tranche of Auction under the MMDR Act, 1957…(and) Fatehpur East, Madanpur (North), Morga-II, and Sayang Coal Mines from the 11th Tranche of Auction under the CM(SP) Act, 2015.” — PTI