Skip to main content

Government to auction eight coal blocks to cement companies

Published by
World Cement,


The Indian government has announced that it will auction eight coal blocks with 1143 million t of reserves to steel and cement firms.

Bidding for the blocks will start on 20 November and the last date for submission of bids will be 31 December. The auction will be held on 18 – 22 January next year.

According to Coal Secretary Anil Swarup, the government will allot coal supply from Coal IndiaBSE to states that call tariff bids. He also announced that the government has identified coal blocks for states that agree to be a part of Ujjawal Discom Assurance Yojna.

The coal blocks to be put under the hammer include Brahmapuri and Suliyari in Madhya Pradesh, Bundu and Gondulpura in Jharkhand, Gondkhari and Khappa and Extn in Maharashtra and Jaganathpur A and Jaganathpur B in West Bengal.

These mines together have reserves totalling 1143.42 million t and their peak rated capacity stands at 12.86 million t.


Edited from sources by Joseph Green. Sources: Economic Times, The Hindu, Times of India 

Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/indian-subcontinent/20112015/government-auction-eight-coal-blocks-cement-companies-39/

You might also like

 WCT2020

WCT2020

WCT2020 provides a unique online forum for cement industry professionals to hear first-hand from experts through a series of exclusive presentations from cement producers and industry experts.

Find out more and register for the series »

 

 Spotlight

World Cement Spotlight with Rockwell Automation

World Cement Editor, David Bizley, sat down with Michael Tay, Advanced Analytics Product Manager at Rockwell Automation to discuss his recent article in World Cement.

Entitled ‘Smooth Sailing’, this article explains how machine learning can help save energy, reduce downtime and predict equipment failures, thus enabling the smooth running of cement plant operations.

Watch the interview now »

 
 
 

Embed article link: (copy the HTML code below):